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.
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.
First found in TYCO’s 1986 catalog is the “Railroad Empire” train set.
Debuting in 1988, this was last fantasy road name in TYCO’s line and final new look for the C-430 diesel.
Introduced in 1976 with the return of TYCO’s Shark Nose was the Midnight Special train set series.
An interesting entry from Bachmann in the mid-1980s, the All-American Traveling Thrill Show train set.
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 third cataloged HO train set provided a pair of GP40s and was listed from 1971-1975.
An uncommon set release due to its inclusion of a GP18, Bachmann’s Empire Builder was introduced in 1989.
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 “Big Six” powered the Great Northern decorated Midwest Freight Hauler.