You are looking at a beautiful 1959 Union Pacific Railroad diesel streamliner passenger set in American Flyer's famous two rail S scale. Check out the detail on these.
The yellow and red are really some of the best I have seen on these cars. The yellow and gray are rich overall despite the lighting in some pictures. You really don't find the red printing this clean and crisp on these.
The UP Pony Express set is one of those Postwar Holy Grail sets every collector wants. Be sure you take a SUPERSIZE look at the condition of the engines and cars.
This was the last of the big postwar 1950's streamlined sets that Flyer made with unique paint schemes on the cars for the railroad. They did not put a horn in the engine, but they DID add a ringing bell.
- 21925 Union Pacific Alco PA Diesel Locomotive
- 21925-1 Union Pacific Alco PA Unpowered Unit
- 24837 Star Dust Combination Baggage and Coach
- 24838 Dream Cloud Coach
- 24839 Columbia River Vista Dome
- 24840 Moon Glow Observation
- Two Power Trucks with Double Worm Drive Motors
- Two Pull Mor power traction tires on same side of each truck
- Two position reverse
- Operating knuckle couplers
- Six wheel die cast truck sides
21925-1 Dummy Unit has the ringing bell
- Die-cast metal trucks
- Window Silhouettes
- Metal wheels and axles
- Operating couplers
- Interior Illumination
- Dimensions: Passenger Car: 13 3/8"
- Rail Line: Union Pacific
Min Curve: S Gauge
THE ENGINE 21925 PA Union Pacific diesel A
Is quite clean. Beautiful yellow and gray. Decal is complete. The red looks good—the stamping is a hair lighter on one sode tjam the other. As you know, usually, this fades so bad you can hardly see it, but this one still looks good. There is a speck towards the front of the nose on one side just past the 5. Roof and nose are clean. Rear step has been repaired, and is actually a very well done job. Pictured below. A few edge rubs. C7 excellent.
Serviced, tested and runs and reverses.
THE NON POWERED PA UNIT 21925-1
Looks excellent. Yellow and Gray looks great. Red printing is nice on both sides. There are a few small rubs in the red stripe on one side. A few edge rubs, a few speck sized rubs in gray end. They are hard to see, but there. The bell works well. Really a clean unit with sharp patina.
THE 24837 Star Dust Combination Baggage and Coach
Strong C7+ almost C8. Looks great. Beautiful yellow and gray. Good red printing. Some oxidation specs on the underside, but underside is mostly really nice. Really hard to find a flaw, though there may be an edge rub I am not seeing.
FUN FACT: Though numbered 24837, the car always CAME WITH a window strip actually bearing the number 24843 (the same as the Northern Pacific combination car). This is documented in your books.
THE 24838 Dream Cloud Coach
C7 to C7+. Looks great. Beautiful yellow and gray. Good red printing, a tad lighter on one side. You really don't find the red this clean and crisp on these. There is some kind of small factory mold curve on the bottom flute edge one side (might not have noticed if I did not mention). Underside looks really nice. A few SMALL light rubs in the side fluting, and a few very small surface scratches in the fluting and roof keep it from a C8, but still quite minimal. Looks great.
THE 24839 Columbia River Vista Dome
C7. Looks GREAT but for a small thin scratch through the gray fluting through the red stripe one spot, about 1/4". A few light scratches in the roof, but hard to detect. Yellow and gray strong. Crisp red printing. Some light rubs and scratches, but overall still nicer than most.
THE 24840 Moon Glow Observation
Strong C7+. Looks great. Beautiful yellow and gray. STRONG red printing. With drumhead. Underside looks great. Nice roof. Smoothest rear roof on the observation I have seen. There are a few very small light scratches in the roof, and one in the bottom gray fluting. There is a small spot of yellow visible in the flat gray end, towards the top. Overall, really really nice. I have not seen one nicer.
FUN FACT: Though numbered 24840, the car always CAME WITH a window strip actually bearing the number 24853 (the same as the Northern Pacific observation). This is documented in your books.