All About Aurora Postage Stamp Trains
1968/69 Cannon Ball Sets

Catalog Numbers

Beginning in 1969, sets with power packs were renamed "High Iron." The sets were released in bookshelf boxes as well as flat boxes.

Without Power Pack
  • 4714 Santa Fe
  • 4715 Penn Central
With Power Pack
  • 4724 Santa Fe
  • 4724-240 Baltimore & Ohio
  • 4724-810 Santa Fe (oddball packaging)
  • 4725 Penn Central


Rolling Stock

The new Cannon Ball set replaced the dummy F9-A of its earlier namesake with a gondola.

  • 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


4714/4724 Trays

4715/4725 Trays

Bookshelf Box Labels

Yellow Flat Box

White Flat Box Label

Oddball Packaging

This 4724 was shipped in a carton labeled 4724-810 for reasons unknown. Note in particular the shrink-wrapped power pack, complete with hook-up wires, whereas the trays are not wrapped. Factory warranty service, perhaps? Yet another mystery to add to the list. Courtesy of Bob Williams.

See Also...

Return to: Train Sets

Postage Stamp Trains is a Trademark of the Aurora Plastics Corporation.
Website Copyright 2017-2018 by David K. Smith. All Rights Reserved.
Corrections and contributions greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Top of Page | Home | Site Map