Al sent me another great scan. It showcases the entire Toonerville package from Rich Art. The people, the Depot and the Trolley. I have a feeling that 30 years from now the complete set up will be a little more desirable than just the trolley alone.
I took one of these apart and the motors and gearing are pretty darn nice. In half a decade of owning and running the trolley, the original oil is still on it and the motor has needed exactly zero maintenance.
I wonder when Lionel will wake up and see how amazing a little set like this is? Not every toy needs to be themed to a recent blockbuster or a cartoon character that is inexpensive to license...