**This is a pre-order item. You will be charged at the time of checkout to secure availability and your order will be shipped once we receive it from the manufacture. Ships: 3rd quarter of 2020**
In 1947, the Friendship train made a cross-country journey from California to New York, picking up carloads of provisions at dozens of stops along the way. By the time it reached its destination, over 200 carloads of food were unloaded onto ships bound for war-ravaged France and Italy. Many of the cars were fitted with banners or even hastily repainted in the towns where they were loaded, sending warm messages along with rations. The colorful train was well advertised and its spirit and generosity not lost the people of Europe. The French would respond soon with a "Merci Train" of their own. Lionel is proud to bring back this little piece of American history with boxcars and passenger cars decorated to match documented cars in the train. Our first selection includes six PS-1 boxcars representing different railroads and regions and a pair of sleeping cars which traveled with the train providing accommodations for organizers and press.
- Die-cast trucks
- Operating couplers with hidden uncoupling tabs
- Separately applied details
- Easy conversion to scale couplers or 2-rail whee sets (sold separately)
Min Curve: O31
Ship Year: 2020