All About Postage Stamp Trains
Penn Central sets were simply named "Penn Central Express." Beginning in 1969, sets with power packs were renamed "Golden Spike Express." Sets with road names other than Santa Fe or Penn Central, which did not appear in any catalog, were created by adding road codes to one of the two existing sets. The sets were released in bookshelf boxes as well as both styles of flat boxes.
Without power pack:
With power pack:
The new Transcontinental Express set dropped the dummy F9-A of its earlier namesake and included three coaches instead of two, plus a Vista-Dome.
Bookshelf Box Labels
Note the hand-altered label on 4717-240.
Flat Box Labels
Black-and-yellow flat box:
1973 era flat box:
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Postage Stamp Trains is a Trademark of the Aurora Plastics Corporation.