MIDGETOYS CLASSIC TRAIN SERIES
MIDGETOY'S series of 4 trains are not merely
toys, but are a part of our
famous trains of their time, and
cherished by collectors. The 1860 Western Train (the locomotive with
the funnel stack) was named the William Crooks, and
the first train in
Minnesota. It was brought there in 1862 by the Saint Paul and
predecessor line of the Great Northern, which in turn merged
the Burlington Northern in the 1970's.
William Crooks traveled
only the 10 mile
run between Minneapolis and St. Paul. The last time it
under it's own power was to the New York Worlds Fair and back in 1939.
It was then completely
now on display in a train museum
in Duluth, Minn.
1920 Steam Passenger Train from the 1920 era is the New York
Central Twentieth Century
This train traveled between Chicago
and New York City. Note the open
rear of the
The 1940 Diesel Train is the Santa Fe Super Chief which traveled
between Los Angeles and
This combination of the diesel
powered Super Chief, along with it's
companion train, the El Capitan,
New York Central Twentieth Century, which was
the famous Hudson steam engine,
fastest mode of cross
travel before the start of air travel.
The 1950 Freight Train was modeled after photos furnished by the
Pennsylvania Railroad, which
merged with the New York Central,
forming the Penn-Central System.
Penn-Central went bankrupt
1970's. It was acquired by the U.S. Government,
division being absorbed by
(National Railroad Passenger Corp. -
started May 1,1971) and the freight division by
(started April 1,1976).
MIDGETOY trains were introduced in the late
1940's and early 1950's. Each
approximately 18" in length.
They are mounted on non-marring
wheels, and require no track. All
are made of die-cast metal, are all in
mint condition, and are
packaged under a blister on the
MIDGETOY trains are available in both the civilian and military
There is a very limited number of these trains available, so
and miss this opportunity
acquire this valuable collection, if not for
how about for your children and grandchildren
will cherish these and
Show Case Sets,
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