Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
Lionel TCA Houston Convention 2016 Presidents Car Republic of Texas VERY Low# made
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You are bidding on one of the scarcest cars out there. This is the Republic of Texas President's Mint car.  It was a special item only available as a VIP Swag gift given to VIPs at the 2016 Train Collectors Association (TCA) National Convention Banquet in Houston, Texas. If you were a Division President or a National Officer, you were given one of these at the banquet. There are a few national officers and twenty division presidents. Do the math! To the best of my knowledge, there were roughly 30-35 cars like this given out.

This one is in the original box and shipper, marked for the Southern Pacific mint car that had been offered by the TCA Lone Star Division in 2012. The bottom underside of the car also has the print "TCA Lone Star Division 2012" as these cars were used for the PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM work on this car. Because of this, some people refer to this car as 58512b.

The car is a Republic of Texas display car carrying panels representing the four PRESIDENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS (yes, Texas was its own nation at one time!):

  • David G. Burnett Interim President 1836
  • Sam Houston 1st and 3rd President 1836-1838 and 1841-1844
  • Mirabeau B. Lamar 2nd President 1838-1841
  • Anson Jones Last President 1844-1846

The car also has the markings of the Republic such as the years of the Republic and the familiar Lone Star flag, as well.
It is a custom repaint/decalling only available to a few lucky VIPs at the convention.


Do you collect Texas railroad? TCA items? Historical stuff?

CONDITION: C-9. Opened. Might have been displayed, but do not think so. Very small speck in the white in Lamar panel as pictured. Otherwise, new. The car does have a few minor imperfections such as some rubs in the paint from the packaging in a few places. You might also see a line or two of paint borders that is not perfect. But that is normal for these cars, and that is what makes them so scarce and special. With box and original shipper. 

 

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