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4709: P.S.T. Special Set

Ostensibly released by C.J. Bubla, this Special Set was packed in a yellow flat box with either original foam trays or one of two yellow vacu-formed trays. Although the order sheet specifies Santa Fe as the road name, this set has also been sold with Penn Central and Baltimore & Ohio locos, so the choice of road name may have been catch-as-catch-can. Likewise the rolling stock assortment varied depending on the packaging. MSRP was $27.50; Woolworth was selling them for $19.97.

Contents

Rolling Stock

Contents dependent on packaging options.

Track
  • 3 X 4-3/8" straight
  • 1 X 4-3/8" rerailer
  • 11 X 7-1/2" radius 30 degree curve
  • 1 X curved feeder track
Other Items

Packaging

This set has appeared in three packaging arrangements. One features the original foam trays of the standard train sets, with extremely minimal labeling; there are no labels on the ends of this box.

The other two packaging styles have yellow vacu-formed trays molded to accept the F9-A packed in either a normal cardboard box, or in a clear plastic "jewel case."

Above photos courtesy of Bob Williams.

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