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“Things Found at Train Meets not held in Pennsylvania!”

e*Train Issue: Feb 2004   |   Posted in: ,

By Mike Stella

I collect Electric Trains, not those powered by a transformer, power pack, or battery, but those models that carry a pantograph on their roofs.

Like a GG1 or a Bi-Polar or a large group of early prewar electric types. At the recent Cal-Stewart Meet held every November in Southern California (and always open to all TCA members to attend) I had the good fortune to add FOUR prewar electrics to my collection.

They are the #3116, #3020, #3253, and #3109 made by Lionel, Ives, and American Flyer. I was thrilled to be able to purchase each of these “Electric” locomotives complete with matching passenger cars. I was more thrilled that the vast majority of TCA members never make the trek out west in November to attend our meet. MORE for ME. I thank you.