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Lionel Pennsylvania R.R GP9 ABA Coal Hauler


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Here is my set of PRR GP9 ABA engines. They are exactly like the new York Central except with one less "B" unit. I replaced the steam with these to see how they would look and pull the consist. Hope you like. Thanks and enjoy.

 

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Keep in mind this has been growing for about 10 years now except for three trains:

The Amtrak Silver Spike with just 3 cars that was the original set

The Lionel Freight Flyer Just like your Cannonball But I threw away the broken engine

The K-Line Coca Cola Express 5 unit train

along with 4 extra cars from 89/90 from Lionel and that was it.. until after I graduated H.S. and I was working since 15 so once I had a decent job in retail I could start affording trains again. Ten years of collecting once I had the funds so I'm guessing less than $10,000. I got much of my collection cheap. The online store Trainz along with Trainworld Sold me alot for cheap. The Subways alone were about $5,000 a little less. I pretty much have them all. The other trains again I got them cheap but some were more expensive than others. To answer your question: less than $10,000. By the way I'm not done yet...

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Neat stuff!

 

I've always thought cabless B units were interesting, i'm sad a bit they don't use them that way in designing anymore. I believe only BNSF has B units in service these days.

 

- A

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I got the idea by seeing a picture of a GP9 Santa Fe warbonnet in a train commercial. They look great in a long consist. They are very hard to get though. I think that I might be missing a PRR "B" Unit but can't make sure of it. Oh well It looks better in NYC livery. Thanks Metsfan hope you are feeling better... best wishes.

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Thanks, I will. Enjoy your sets they look great. If you want some track I can give you some. I have too many curves and straights that are new and new looking and I want to get rid of them because my train require larger/wider radius curved track. Let me know if you or anyone else is interested... Stay tuned I will eventually post pics and video of the revered R27 Lionel subway... see you on the next train...

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Cool, well at the moment I don't have much space in my room, so I won't be able to add any more tracks, but thank you for the offer.

 

Your welcome, I thought you might want to replace the rusty track with some new cean ones for free. No strings. Just want to get rid of them. I have too many. Next time then just drop me a line.

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Your welcome, I thought you might want to replace the rusty track with some new cean ones for free. No strings. Just want to get rid of them. I have too many. Next time then just drop me a line.

 

Well don't get rid of them just yet ;)

In some time and future I might still take up that offer, with much appreciation. O27 right?

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Nice!

Yeah, thankfully I'll be able to take much better care of my current ones.

Sadly nearly 20 years of rust have taken their toll on the original tracks. I tried scrubbing off the rust on the tracks, but it didn't help much.

But I have enough new tracks for two complete oval sets. Basically everything in those pics are all new tracks [except for the 'circle'] and i've 'retired' the old tracks.

 

I have a new layout by repositioning the switch tracks, which fully uses all the new tracks. I'll post those pics on this thread if I ever get a chance/remember to post them.

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