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As I've been learning a bit about pre- post-war Lionel trains, I've been drooling over some of their streamline models (221, 1668, 1688, etc.) prototyped after real locos. That prompted me to do a little reading on the history of streamliners.

I stumbled on the great website (on a Lindy dance site, of all places!!!) that's compiled a nice history, complete with photos, graphics, and even a few old patent drawings. I LOVE that Dreyfuss Hudson ...

Anyway, I thought some of you guys might be interested, too...

http://www.jitterbuzz.com/stream.html


By the way, any of you running a Lionel 221? I'm thinking of trying to pick up an original ... maybe a bit beat up, and see if I can fix her up. Will it run on O-27 OK? Any other pros/cons for this choice of loco as a "Lionel starter project" ???

Thanks!
TJ
 

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Those things are beautiful. AF put out one, the AF 350 Royal Blue! You can't see it, but there are concentric white circles on the nose, like a bullseye.
 
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