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President's Choice Train Set #6
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2-6-0 Camelback Express
the 6th President's Choice Limited Collector's Edition
released for Christmas 1998
CPR 785 2-6-0 Camelback

Text on the box:

In honour of the 15th anniversary of the Insider's Report, President's Choice pays homage to another great North American tradition: the Camelback Steam Locomotive. Prevelent from the 1850's to the early 1900s, these mighty haulers were to transport American iron ore into Canada and Canadian timber to the U.S., contributing to the growth of trade between two developing soveregn nations. Camelbacks made regular north-south runs on the Deleware & Hudson railroad and precipitated the expantion of internationsal railroad lines, including the Lake Louis & Province and the Montreal & Lachine.

The unique design of the Camelback engine (also known as "mother Hubbard") was the direct result of the special requirements of the hard coal fuel they utilized. Large volumes of air were required to produce efficient combustion, necessitating unusually large fireboxes and a center cab position.

Modeled after this original trailblazer, this faithful reproduction of this vintage engine is painstakingly detailed. The locomotive has a functioning smokestack with an on/off switch to enable operation of the engine with or without smoke. Authentically styled cars included in the set are: tank car, cattle car, ventilated fresh produce car, skeleton log car with real timber logs secured with metal chains and a commemorative caboose, decorated with our unique markings. This set is available as a limited edition only to enhance its collection value.

Comapatible with all HO scale model electric train sets, including our entire PC Collector's Series range, the PC Camelback Express Train Set is a welcome addition to your collection, or the perfect gift for any train lover.

Made by MEHANO

Engine Attributes:


Compatible with all popular HO brands, including all President's Choice train sets. Authentic period-sized cars are to scale.

Oval tack layout Includes:

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In the box:

President's Choice® Train Set # 6
Manufacturer: Mehano of Slovenia
locomotive: 2-6-0 Camelback Steam Engine & Tender   CP 785   Heraldry: Black, Red Roof   with smoke
Rolling Stock: Skeleton Log car with real timber logs secured with metal chains Log car genuine logs
Cattle car   CP 470 Very Old double decker   Heraldry: Brown
Ventilated Fresh Produce car   CP 1928 Very Old sliding doors   Heraldry: Yellow
Tank car   CP 6 Very Old Heraldry: Black
Caboose: President's Choice Insider's Report   Heraldry: Red
Track: HO Code 100 Brass Track  
12-9" strait & 12-18" radius curved, one with re-railler & power conections, also rail joiners and track snap locks
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List of the Cars and Locomotives in all the President's Choice Train Sets.


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