All About Postage Stamp Trains
Locomotives

Locomotives suffered from some of the same organizational issues that vexed train sets. Items originally released in 1967 had a single locomotive type catalog number, with "road codes" to identify the road name. Then in 1968, Aurora switched to unique catalog numbers for each locomotive type/road name combination.

All locomotives were manufactured by Trix in Western Germany. Packaging varied. Items highlighted in yellow do not appear in any catalog. Items in grey rows were announced but, to my knowledge, were never released. Out of necessity, some information is speculative; as always, I welcome feedback.

Locomotive Index

  • Second price is the 1969 MSRP
  • Road codes appear in the index only if they appear on the locomotive package

Cat #

MSRP

Road Name

Road #

Loco Type

Release

4830

30.00

Pennsylvania

5495

4-6-2 Pacific

1969

4831

30.00

Santa Fe

3420

4-6-2 Pacific

1969

4832

30.00

Chicago & North W.

 

4-6-2 Pacific

1969

4833

30.00

Atlantic Coast Line

 

4-6-2 Pacific

1969

4834

16.00

Milwaukee

1808

FM diesel switcher

1969

4835

16.00

Penn Central

8303

FM diesel switcher

1969

4836

16.00

Union Pacific

1340

FM diesel switcher

1969

4837

16.00

Santa Fe

 

FM diesel switcher

1969

4848

14.95/15.00

Santa Fe

510

F9-A diesel w/headlight

1968

4849

14.95/15.00

Penn Central

510

F9-A diesel w/headlight

1968

4850

14.95/15.00

Baltimore & Ohio

510

F9-A diesel w/headlight

1968

4851

14.95/15.00

Union Pacific

510

F9-A diesel w/headlight

1968

4852

19.95

Pennsylvania

7946

0-6-0 w/headlight

1968

4852

20.00

Santa Fe

9100

0-6-0 w/headlight

1969

4852/240

 

Baltimore & Ohio

386

0-6-0 w/headlight

1968?

4854

12.95/13.00

Santa Fe

(none)

F9-B powered diesel

1968

4855

12.95/13.00

Penn Central

(none)

F9-B powered diesel

1968

4856

12.95/13.00

Baltimore & Ohio

(none)

F9-B powered diesel

1968

4857

12.95/13.00

Union Pacific

510B

F9-B powered diesel

1968

4858

12.95

Santa Fe

510

F9-A w/o headlight

1968

4859

12.95

Penn Central

510

F9-A w/o headlight

1968

4860

12.95

Baltimore & Ohio

510

F9-A w/o headlight

1968

4861

12.95

Union Pacific

510

F9-A w/o headlight

1968

4861/210

12.95

Union Pacific

510

F9-A diesel

1967

4861/211

 

Canadian National

510

F9-A diesel

1967?

4861/220

12.95

Santa Fe

510

F9-A diesel

1967

4861/230

12.95

Pennsylvania

510

F9-A diesel

1967

4861/240

12.95

Baltimore & Ohio

510

F9-A diesel

1967

4862

17.95

Pennsylvania

7946

0-6-0 w/o headlight

1968

4862

18.00

Santa Fe

9100

0-6-0 w/o headlight

1969

4862/240

 

Baltimore & Ohio

386

0-6-0 w/o headlight

1968?

4863

12.50

(none)

(none)

Donkey steam switcher

1967

4871/210

4.98/5.00

Union Pacific

510

F9-A dummy diesel

1967

4871/220

4.98/5.00

Santa Fe

510

F9-A dummy diesel

1967

4871/225

4.98/5.00

Penn Central

510

F9-A dummy diesel

1968

4871/230

4.98/5.00

Pennsylvania

510

F9-A dummy diesel

1967

4871/240

4.98/5.00

Baltimore & Ohio

510

F9-A dummy diesel

1967

4872/210

4.98/5.00

Union Pacific

510B

F9-B dummy diesel

1967

4872/220

4.98/5.00

Santa Fe

(none)

F9-B dummy diesel

1967

4872/225

4.98/5.00

Penn Central

(none)

F9-B dummy diesel

1968

4872/230

4.98/5.00

Pennsylvania

(none)

F9-B dummy diesel

1967

4872/240

4.98/5.00

Baltimore & Ohio

(none)

F9-B dummy diesel

1967

4873

17.00

Santa Fe

 

GE U-28 diesel

1969

4874

17.00

Penn Central

 

GE U-28 diesel

1969

4875

17.00

Louisville & Nash.

 

GE U-28 diesel

1969

4876

17.00

Northern Pacific

 

GE U-28 diesel

1969

Buyer alert: Because Postage Stamp locomotive boxes do not spell out the road names, and the packaging is physically similar to that of Minitrix, some items for sale may not be genuine. It's a simple matter to remove the Styrofoam nest from a Minitrix box, place it in a Postage Stamp box, and claim it's a Postage Stamp locomotive, when it's not. Please check the detail pages in this section to verify that a locomotive is genuine. More recommendations here.

Important: If you should find a genuine Postage Stamp locomotive in a box marked with a road name and/or road code not listed above, please contact me.

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