After 57 years of being in the model train business, Lionel entered the growing HO gauge model train market. While their other trains produced were considered to be toys, there was a growing market for scale representations.
Lionel, theoretically, was in the best position to address this market for it had both name recognition and distribution. They had established dealers in almost all corners of the United States, along with strong presences in the export markets. All the cars and most of the track in this 1959 new old stock set 5717 are in original individual boxes with all end flaps attached.
(1) 0625LT Southern Pacific 4-6-2 black steam Locomotive and Tender with headlight Clear acetate window is not original and does not quite fit the whole box. (1) 0800-200 black Flat Car with orange Airplane "A".
[Airplane "B" is silver]: A. 40 flat car painted black; white lettering Southern Pacific; plastic single-engine Beechcraft airplane with landing gear & prop; separate wings carried alongside airplane body; black plastic mounting carriage snapped onto floor of car. (1) 0805 red Seaboard "Radioactive Waste Danger" Disposal Car. (1) 0806 Southern Pacific black Flat Car with a gray and yellow "NAVY" Helicopter (sealed in bag).(1) 0834 Illuminated red Poultry Dispatch Car with gray single sliding gate door. (1) 0872-200 Railway Express Agency green Refrigerator Reefer with single sliding door. (1) 0817-300 Southern Pacific red Caboose. (12) 0989 curved 18 radius Track sections. Also included loose, not in boxes, are. (1) 0909 straight 9 Track section. (1) 0975 curved 18 radius Terminal Track section. (1) 0101 1 ¼ Amp Power Pack. (3) Instruction sheets for Assembly, the Power Pack and the Uncoupling Unit. Due to this listing being a vintage collectible, because. To the best of my knowledge the set appears to be complete, with the exception of.
From a non-smoking and pet-free household where the train set sat on a shelf for decades. The item "1959 LIONEL HO Scale Southern Pacific Steam Loco & 6-Car Freight Train Set 5717" is in sale since Wednesday, September 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\HO Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "jaijori" and is located in Hamlin, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.