by Bob Mintz
Friday June 14th will be the first flag day since September 11th.
In order to show our patriotism, two specialty cars have been
made for the occasion.
First off is Lionel's # 26786 Operating Parade Car, lettered
to coincide with July 4th, but just as appropriately displayed
on Flag Day.
would appear that a third category for the Mint/Aquarium style
cars be made, since the shell started out as one. Perhaps an animated
load car may be more appropriate.
The color scheme is eerily (or is that Erie??) reminiscent of
the HTOS mint car.
Available at an authorized Lionel dealer near you (or further,
if you do mail/Internet order) for about $41.95.
second car is an RGS Limited Edition "I Love America"
boxcar. This will be a colorful addition to your "I Love
State" series boxcars. Decorated in red white and blue with
50 stars, one for each state printed on the roof, is being offered
for a limited time and in limited quantity.
Price: $50.00 Plus $6.00 Shipping/Handling
RGS Limited Editions
184 North Main Street
Old Forge PA 18518
(570) 457 6805