Photographs & History

Photographs and History

Christmas wishlist circa 1951

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Looking back into a personal Lionel Catalog from 1951 made me think, how many boys (and girls) dreamed of having these beauties under the Christmas tree in 1951. I for one have it on mine! The 1951 catalog listed Set numbers 2185W (New York Central) and 2175W (famed Santa Fe Warbonnet) as "Twin-Diesel Freights with  Magne-Traction" for a list price of 70.00, quite a bit of money in 1951!