6 CAR SET FUNDIMENSION SERIES. WHERE ELSE WILL YOU FIND ONE LIKE THIS?? Lionel's MPC era was from 1970 to 1986.
In 1970 General Mills bought the inventory, the right to use the Lionel name and the manufacturing rights. General Mills relocated Lionel to be right across the road from the Model Plastics Corporation (MPC) in Mount Clemens Michigan.It looked like a brilliant move to capitalize on the extensive plastic molding capabilities of MPC for Lionel. General Mills created it's Fundimensions Toy group in 1973 that included Lionel, MPC, Kenner, Parker Brothers, and Craft Master. This ended in 1986 when Detroit real estate developer Richard Kughn bought Lionel and launched Lionel into the Modern Era. Lionel's 1980 catalog includes the Collector Series Texas Zephyr set. There were five streamline passenger cars in the Texas Zephyr collection: Baggage Silver Pouch, two Coaches Silver Halter and Silver Gladiola, Vista Dome Silver Kettle and Obs Silver Veranda. Unlike some Lionel Collector Series offerings, the Texas Zephyr was not packaged together in set form. Lionel's 1980 Fall Collector flyer included an additional Vista Dome No. This Burlington, extruded aluminum Silver Dome Vista Dome passenger car was manufactured by Lionel in 1980. It was an un-catalogued add-on car to the earlier 5-car "Texas Zephyr" set. This "add-on" car was the 6th and final car in that series. 1980 Collector Series Burlington Texas Zephyr Aluminum Passenger Car Set Burlington Silver Pouch Baggage Car No. 6-9576 Burlington Silver Halter Passenger Car No. 6-9577 Burlington Silver Gladiola Passenger Car No. 6-9578 Burlington Silver Kettle Vista Dome Car No.
6-9579 Burlington Silver Veranda Observation Car No. 6-9580 Burlington Silver Dome Vista Dome Car No.
It appears this car never left the original box. HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A LAYOUT TO RUN HIS TRAINS!!! The original owner tried to limit his collection to Lionel Limited Editions and unique pieces.Along with a small transformer to test electronics, that's all he had!! If YOU have any other information or data on this piece and would like to share it, I'd be more than willing to pass it on to any possible NEW OWNER. Please feel free to contact me. That's about all I can tell you about this UNIQUE MODEL RAILROADING collectible. If you collect LIONEL, WANT TO COMPLETE YOUR SERVICE STATION SERIES STO. Or just want a good CHRISTMAS GIFT for YOURSELF OR YOUR SON.. You could add this unique piece to your collection. READ the description/policies, STUDY the pictures, ASK questions! SO, BEAT HIM TO IT AND IT'S YOURS!! All you have to do is... I TRY MY VERY BEST TO PACK YOUR ITEM FOR A SAFE TRANSPORT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. IS INCLUDED TO PROTECT YOUR PRIZE. ANY CLAIM FOR DAMAGE WILL REQUIRE PICTURE PROOF OF LOW.
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This doesn't include change of mind! The day it leaves the factory, it becomes one day closer to it's end date. When I find these devices, I plug them in, wind them up or put in a battery.At that point in time, I have NO IDEA of how old or how much use they have incurred. They may last a lifetime, or fail the next time they are turned on. Therefore, I sell these as "Decorative or Ornamental purposes" only, not functional. Which may be referred to as "AS IS".
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We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. XX, 11PM EASTERN, 10PM CENTRAL, 9PM MOUNTAIN 8PM PACIFIC. The item "NEW 1980 LIONEL 6-9576-80 & 9588 Burlington RR Train Aluminum Passenger Car Set" is in sale since Friday, November 2, 2018.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\O Scale\Other O Scale". The seller is "tradsell" and is located in Lancaster, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.