Here is a beautiful Blue Comet Steam Engine and Heavyweight passenger cars by Lionel released in 1978-79.
Who doesn't love the Blue Comet? It is really one of "those" sets every collector wants.
This set was released as individual pieces, which makes finding it complete a little tougher than most. Each passenger car in this release was sold separately.
Here is what we have in this set for you:
- 8801 4-6-4 Blue Comet Hudson
- 9536 Barnard Baggage car
- 9537 Halley combination car
- 9538 Faye Pullman coach
- 9539 Westphal Pullman
- 9540 Tempel Observation
- Die cast locomotive
- Electronic Sound of Steam (an EARLY sound--that wooshy snow sound cut in and out to the rhythm of the engine)
- Three Position Reverse
- 665 style boiler front
- 2046 style tender
- "Baby" Heavyweights
- Six wheel die cast passenger trucks
- Two-tone blue paint scheme
- Lighted interiors
CONDITION: A very strong C-7. The ENGINE has been serviced and is doing all it is supposed to. Some oxidation and paint wear to one of the numberson one side under the cab window, pictured. Some other edge rubs and signs of minor playwear in the paint. Tender has some light wear in the gold striping, from handling.
The lights work in the PASSENGER CARS. Some minor signs of playwear on the ecars. A few light scratches such as two in the cream stripe on the Halley car. Some scratches in the roofs.
BOXES show wear. There is no Engine box. Passenger car boxes are complete, but show the typical aging these white boxes get.
Check out all of the pictures and be use to ENLARGE the first 24 below, and THEN SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO VERY BOTTOM TO SEE EVEN MORE PICTURES!!
SHIPPING INCLUDES INSURANCE AND SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION.
Sometimes seen racing airplanes en route along the edge of the ocean, the New Jersey Central Blue Comet holds a near mythical status among railfans and railroaders. The train only ran from 1929 to 1941 when relentless competition from the Pennsylvania Railroad and massive proliferation of the automobile brought a premature end to the "Symphony in Blue."