Monday, October 18, 2004
That Sneaky Coal Train
Lionel lobbed that train betwen two regular, low priced sets (although I really love the freight set). This is another one of those sets I have been anxious to get my hands on for years. It is a stunning set in person, partly because it is a pretty simple set. The color does stand out and the contrast between black and red is what sets this movable art away from other trains.
High-railers got diddly on us tinplaters. This is a simple toy with a ton of moxie (see "Lost in Yonkers" if you're wondering what moxie is). I could also say that the coal train has Chutzpah. Anyone have the history of the coal train?