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1973 Train Sets
Blue Streak Freight
No. 6-1385 -1973 Release
 
A blue Jersey Central Lines 2-4-2 Steam Engine with sound powered the 1973 Blue Streak Freight offering.  A CN Hopper, BN Gondola with Canisters, Erie Lackawanna double door Box Car, Republic Steel Gondola with Canisters, UP Flat Car with Stakes and Caboose were included traveling around a 27" x 54" track plan, powered by a 50-watt Transformer.  Of note, this set is illustrated on the cover of Lionel's 1973 catalog.

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1973 Train Sets
Cannonball
No. 6-1381 -1973 Release
 
Set included a Santa Fe 2-4-0 Steam Engine and Tender, Nickel Plate Gondola, C&O Flat Car with Stakes and Santa Fe Caboose.  Track plan as a 27" x 36" oval.  Transformer included.

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1973 Train Sets
Golden State Arrow
No. 6-1388 -1973 Release
 
Listed as the top of the line for 1973, this train set included the then-new GP-20 in blue and yellow Santa Fe colors pulling an MKT Cattle Car, Shell Tank Car, N&W Hopper, C&O Auto Carrier, Operating Post Office Car and Illuminated Caboose.  A 45" x 63" double oval track plan was included with Transformer.

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1973 Train Sets
Milwaukee Special
No. 6-1387 -1973 Release
 
Introducing Lionel's heavyweight passenger cars to the General Mills period was this 1973 train set.  A 4-4-2 Steam Engine and Tender with sound pulled a pair of illuminated Pullmans and Observation around a 27" x 54" oval.  A 50-watt Transformer was included.

1973 Train Sets
Rock Island Express
No. 6-1386 -1973 Release
 
A Rock Island 4-4-2 with Lionel's Mighty Sound of Steam pulled an N&W bi-level Auto Carrier, Rio Grande Gondola with Canisters, MKT Bulkhead Flat with Stakes, Reading Hopper and Rock Island Caboose.  The track plan was a 27" x 54" oval and a 50-watt Transformer was included.

1973 Train Sets
Santa Fe Freight
No. 6-1383 -1973 Release
 
Lionel's Alco A receives Santa Fe's Freight Warbonnet scheme pulling a CN Hopper, Republic Steel Gondola, Penn Central Log Dump Car and Santa Fe Work Caboose.  A large 36" x 45" squared oval track was provided with transformer.

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1973 Train Sets
Southern Express
No. 6-1384 -1973 Release
 
One of five steam powered sets found in Lionel's 1973 catalog, the Southern Express had a green 2-4-0 Steam Engine with sound pulling a Republic Steel Gondola, CN Hopper, UP Flat Car with Stakes and Southern Caboose.  A figure 8 layout measuring 27" x 64" was provided with transformer.

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1973 Train Sets
U. S. Steel Industrial Switcher
No. 6-1380 -1973 Release
 
Basic starter set from Lionel with a U. S. Steel Industrial Switcher pulling a Nickel Plate Road Gondola, Union Pacific Flat Car with Stakes and a Reading Bobber Caboose.  A 27" x 27" circle was the track plan and the set included a power pack.

1973 Train Sets
Yardmaster
No. 6-1382 -1973 Release
 
A Detroit Toledo & Ironton Switcher was the power for 1973's Yardmaster.  Lionel's Penn Central Log Dump Car was included with a Republic Steel Gondola with Canisters, CN Hopper and DT&I Work Caboose.  An Oval 27" x 48" track plan was provided with transformer.

Lionel 1973 catalog