Train Sets

Train sets are complete starter packages offered by various model manufacturers that include a locomotive, cars, track, and a power pack. Some sets also include special accessories, such as trestles, tunnels, and buildings.

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The Golden West by TYCO

The Golden West by TYCO

Offered primarily in the 1970s, “The Golden West” was one of two TYCO train sets to employ 1860s and 1890s offerings from the company’s line.

TYCO’s Railroad Empire

TYCO’s Railroad Empire

First found in TYCO’s 1986 catalog is the “Railroad Empire” train set.

TYCO’s USA Express

TYCO’s USA Express

Debuting in 1988, this was last fantasy road name in TYCO’s line and final new look for the C-430 diesel.

TYCO’s Midnight Special sets

TYCO’s Midnight Special sets

Introduced in 1976 with the return of TYCO’s Shark Nose was the Midnight Special train set series.

Bachmann’s All-American Traveling Daredevil Thrill Show (1985-1986)

Bachmann’s All-American Traveling Daredevil Thrill Show (1985-1986)

An interesting entry from Bachmann in the mid-1980s, the All-American Traveling Thrill Show train set.

TYCO’s Burlington Super Over & Under train set 1971-1972

TYCO’s Burlington Super Over & Under train set 1971-1972

Introduced in 1971, TYCO’s Super Over & Under train set featured a Burlington GP20 and was a more elaborate version of the Over & Under set introduced in 1967.

Bachmann’s Twin EMD GP40 Diesel and Six Cars (1971-1975)

Bachmann’s Twin EMD GP40 Diesel and Six Cars (1971-1975)

Bachmann’s third cataloged HO train set provided a pair of GP40s and was listed from 1971-1975.

Bachmann’s Empire Builder (1989-1993)

Bachmann’s Empire Builder (1989-1993)

An uncommon set release due to its inclusion of a GP18, Bachmann’s Empire Builder was introduced in 1989.

TYCO’s Golden Eagle train set

TYCO’s Golden Eagle train set

Featuring on the cover of TYCO’s 1980 catalog, the Golden Eagle train set was a well-appointed offering that gave many young modelers a start in the hobby.

Mantua’s Midwest Freight Hauler

Mantua’s Midwest Freight Hauler

Mantua’s “Big Six” powered the Great Northern decorated Midwest Freight Hauler.