come they never made that?
By Bob Mintz
One of the most asked about pieces in the 1997 Classic catalogue
was never made, up until now. In fact, at the time, it was not
just that it was “not manufactured”, it was never
intended for sale.
The railroads serving coastal posts owned and operated great
maritime fleets of ferries, tugboats and barges to move freight
#14180 B&O RR tugboat and # 14172 NYC RR tugboat are now
available at a Lionel dealer near you.
Can carfloats and aprons also be available in the foreseeable
future? Stay tuned.
The 1954 catalogue, in the lower left corner, showed the new
6464-100 WP boxcar. Only problem, as many of us know, that the
usual version (a) of this car was a silver body with a yellow
In all, there are four different variations of this car. Version
(b) is the most usual albeit rather expensive variation, an orange
body with a blue feather.
But version (c) is in the orange and blue color scheme with the
word “1954”, and version (d) is the same as (c) except
that it includes both the words “1954” AND “6464-100”.
For further information of this producer of custom painted and
pad printed model trains, contact:
RGS Limited Editions
184 North Main Street
Old Forge, PA 18518
Phone (570) 457-6805
Fax (570) 457-6814
For a previous article on the same topic, see: