All About Postage Stamp Trains
Ostensibly released by C.J. Bubla, this Special Set was packed in a yellow and black flat box. Although the order sheet specifies Santa Fe as the road name, I've also seen this set with a Baltimore & Ohio loco, so the choice of road name may have been capricious. The track is the same lot that all 1968/69 sets had; however, the freight car assortment is unusual in that it included a longitudinal hopper and a tank car, which had never appeared in any standard set.
A curious variation: At right is a photo of a 4709 set (one of two I've seen) where the F9-A is packed in a clear plastic "jewel case" box, and the set's yellow nest is molded accordingly—compare it with the one above, which is molded to fit a more typical cardboard box. The loco's jewel case box has foam rubber for a "nest" and no insert. Yet one more mystery to try to figure out.
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