TYCO's The Minuteman Bicentennail Box
Car offering is numerically first both by catalog number, 362A, and by its car number 85760. The first group
of three Minuteman figures are solid white, while the later two versions of the car offer patriotic red, white and blue
figures. Like the other two cars in this series, The Minuteman car is cataloged from 1974-1976.
Paul Revere's Ride
TYCO provided the Paul Revere's Ride Bicentennial Box Car
with the number 85762 for all of its three production variations. The car, like all the other two is cataloged by TYCO
from 1974-1976. The color changes from the first car's solid blue with all white lettering and logos, switches in the
second and third examples. The later Paul Revere is given a blue figure and horse with a red cape.
TYCO's Washington's Crossing Bicentennial Box Car is GATX
85761 is all three variations known to have been produced. The car is cataloged from 1974-1976, as all three were in
TYCO's catalogs. Seen above are examples of the first and second variations of this car. Notice the image of Washington
and company making their famed crossing with flag flying is solid blue in the original, while the flag is broken out with
red and white stripes for the second version.
3-pack Bicentennial Freight Cars
(1975 and 1976)
TYCO offered multi-freight car packages over the years, though generally
they are not found pictured or listed in many catalogs. This set of Bicentennial Box Cars is a typical
example of how such packaging appeared. Each car is in a complete and typical brown box with all three resting in a
tray with topper section describing the set. These sets were then shrink wrapped together. Exampled found for
this set offering generally appear to be the second versions of the Bicentennial Box Cars.