You are looking at a modern rerun of a postwar classic! This is a scarce set by Williams from 1979 that was a special version of the O gauge GG-1 and classic era Heavyweight or "Madison" cars.
In 1979, the Train Collectors Association (TCA) released this set through Williams Trains who was doing reproductions of classic era trains at the time. This set was meant as a fundraiser, and it commemmorated the 25th Anniversary of the TCA--1954-1979. The original set was the GG-1 and three cars. Then you could add on the two car set and then the Diner shell to either be put on a car frame OR to be used without a base as a stand-alone diner like the old prewar Lionel Diner. The set also came with the TCA Booster cloth you see here, a letter from the TCA, and the Williams paperwork you see. IT IS ALL HERE. You do not often find all six pieces together.
The GG-1 did not come with a reverse unit on board. Later, one was offered for you to retro fit into it. This set does not have the later reverse unit.
The engine is die cast with pantographs. The truck sides are die cast, but these are heavily oxidized and dry--they are still strong and not falling apart, but you may want to treat or replace if you plan on significant run time.
All of the cars are like new and beautiful. The set comes with
Two Pullman cars,
One diner ("Hot Dogs 15 Cents")
- Letter from TCA
- TCA Boosters cloth swatch
- Instructions from Williams
- Warranty from Williams
- Shipping box for the engine and three cars
- Shipping box for the two car add ons
All individual boxes
CONDITION: C7/C8 like new with some minimal run time. The only thing keeping it from a full C8 is the die cast truck sides have significant oxidation--they are dry and need to be treated or cleaned. The engine shell has a factory nick in the roof, pictured. Tested and runs. All cars look like new. The boxes are also P8, like new. Has the shipping carton for the original engine and 3 car set as well as a shipping carton for the two car add on. Has all the original paperwork, TCA letter, and TCA booster club swatch, all in excellent shape.
SHIPPING INCLUDES INSURANCE AND SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION.