1978 Steam Driven Passenger Trains
Southern Crescent 4-6-4 Steam Engine
No. 6-8702 -1977 Release
Lionel's 1978 catalog features three trains illustrated as sets, but sold individually. These Steam
Driven Passenger Trains of '78, along with the Mickey Mouse Express of the same year are very much the beginning of Lionel's
Collector Series. By official name the Collector Series would not exist until 1980.