Let’s kick off a week of Red White and Blue with a product we know you’ve been wanting for a long time. First announced in the 2010 Vol. II catalog, this project hit a number of snags and problems along the way. But we remained committed to delivering not only the product we displayed but the MADE IN THE USA stamp that makes them special.
These colorful patriotic cars feature four of our most prominent Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. These are of course the four featured in the Mount Rushmore Monument. Each car features a portrait flanked by the correct American flag for their term in office. The flag on the doors also features the correct number of stars for their era. On the other side of the door, a quick biography of their service to their country.
These cars feature all-new tooling and are made entirely in the U.S.A. The cars feature plastic carbodies on metal frames and sprung trucks. The cars have operating doors and couplers Additionally, these cars will come with special packaging – also made and printed in the U.S.A. – that will allow collectors to prominently display their cars without even opening the box.
The cars have reappeared in the 2012 Christmas Catalog, so you can make it a Red White and Blue Christmas this year, or leave them out all year long! These cars would be the perfect complement to any of our patriotic locomotives or other rollingstock.
These are just the first four of our Presidential boxcars. More Presidents are coming, so start your collection now. Also featured in the catalog are additional Made In The USA boxcars featuring more popular American icons – this isn’t a one-time project. The long wait is nearly over. MSRP is $64.99. Get your orders in early, these cars should be appearing at your dealers towards the end of summer.