Enjoying two years (1971 and 1972) in TYCO’s annual product catalogs, The Super Over & Under (7315) was a larger version of The Over & Under (6805) set introduced in 1967. This set boasted 103 pieces and TYCO promoted it as having a “brawny” GP20 that “makes easy work of climbing the grade on this big over-and-under ‘figure 8’ layout.”
The set came with a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q) GP20 diesel locomotive, flatcar with tractors, 50-foot boxcar (both New Haven and Santa Fe models appear in catalog images), gondola with culvert pipe, autoloader with six autos, and caboose. The track plan provided one of TYCO’s largest layouts building out to 40 by 96 inch over & under plan. TYCO’s 33-piece bridge & trestle set was included in this release, as was the 24 signs and poles set.
The Super Over & Under set came with power pack (7315) for $40 in 1971 and without a power pack (7215, MSRP: $33).
TYCO’s Over & Under set remained in the catalogs during the years you’ll also find this Super Over & Under offering. The CB&Q GP20 moved up to the Super set, while TYCO’s F9A took over the duties in 1972 for the Over & Under (7311) set. The Over & Under with Santa Fe F9A went on to appear in 1973’s TYCO catalog; however, the manufacturer’s Super Over & Under (7323) dropped its red Burlington GP20 in 1973 for the then-new Alco Super 630 diesel. That Illinois Central Alco C-630 equipped Super Over & Under would only see 1973’s catalog.