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Brown Box Era HO-Scale Trains
1974-75 Train Sets

View TYCO's 1974-75 Catalog

Train Set
The Alco Super Action Freight
No. 7336 

The Diesel Flyer's Santa Fe F-9A

Train Set
The Diesel Flyer
No. 7304
 
The Diesel Flyer set featured a Santa Fe F-9A decorated in the road's Freight-Warbonnet blue-and-yellow scheme.  TYCO is known to have produced at least two versions of this style of Santa Fe F-9.  See the listing for the F-9A unit to view the versions made by TYCO.  The 1974-75 catalog displays the contents of this set to include a red Santa Fe El Capitan 50' Box Car; a green Western Maryland 40' Flat Car with 3-Culvert Pipes; a silver Virginian 40' Hopper Car; and a red Santa Fe streamline Caboose.  The Diesel Flyer came with a dozen sections of curved track, including a terminal rerailer section, that created a 36" circle layout.  A standard 1-amp Tyco-Pak (#899) was also included.
 
With minor changes, The Diesel Flyer set appears to become The Diesel Freight train set found throughout the mid- to late-1970s in various TYCO catalogs.

The Dixie Belle's 4-6-0

Train Set
The Dixie Belle
No. 7324

The Golden West set's 1890 steam loco and tender

Train Set
The Golden West
No. 7319
 
TYCO's Golden West train set includes the 1890 4-6-0 Loco and Tender decorated for Santa Fe (#233); a white 1890 Santa Fe Combine Coach (#372B) and a pair of brown Santa Fe 1890 Coaches (#372A).  A standard TYCO Power Pack (#899) and 14-sections of track create a 36" x 45" oval track plan compete the contents of this train set offering.  The Golden West set takes a year off and is not listed in TYCO's 1975-76 catalog, but does return in the 1976 catalog.  The contents are the same, however the stock number changes in '76.

TYCO Amtrak F-9 from The Inter-City train set

Train Set
The Inter-City
No. 7310-D
 
The Inter-City train set for 1974-75 featured a silver Amtrak F-9A (#224-07) pulling a set of three streamlined lighted passenger cars.  The passenger car included an Amtrak Combine (#520N); Amtrak Coach (#521N); and Amtrak Observation (#522N).  The set also included 12-sections of track, including curved termainl rerailer that made a 36" circle layout powered by TYCO's 1-amp Power Pak (#899).  The same Inter-City set returns in the 1975-76 TYCO catalog, but the stock number drops the "D" and becomes simply #7310.

Train Set
The Long Hauler
No. 7317
 
The 1974-75 example of The Long Hauler train set was powered by a Chessie System Alco Super 630 Diesel.  Close inspection of this Chessie System Super 630 shows its riding on the then-new second style of trucks and they are black in color.  Most Chessie Sytem Super630 examples seen include silver trucks.  The set included the Santa Fe Crane Car and Boom Tender (#932); a 62' silver Gulf Triple-Dome Tank Car; a C and H Sugar Covered Hopper Car; a green Great Northern 50' Cable Reel Car; a blue CP Rail 50' Box Car; and a Chessie System streamline Caboose.  The set provided 14-sections of track capable of making a 36" x 45" oval layout.  A standard 1-amp Tyco-Pak (#899) was also included.

TYCO Santa Fe F-9 Diesel

Train Set
The Over & Under
No. 7311
 
The 1974-75 example of The Over & Under train set was powered by a Santa Fe F-9 (#224-21) pulling a yellow Union Pacific 40' Gondola with Culvert Pipe (#341B); a green Western Maryland 40' Flat Car with 3-Tractors (#351A); a red Burlington 40' Hopper Car; a green Burlington Northern 50' Box Car (339E); and a red Santa Fe Wide-Vision Caboose (#327-22).  TYCO's 33-Piece Bridge and Trestle Set (#909) and 26-sections of track built The Over & Under's 40" x 87" figure-8 track plan.  A standard Power Pak (#899) was also in the contents of this train set.  The Over & Under (#7311) returns exactly the same as it appears here in both the 1975-76 and 1976 TYCO catalogs.

Train Set
The Pacific Action Freight
No. 7332
 
This train set was powered by a Union Pacific 4-6-2 Pacific Steam Loco and Tender (#212C).  The train set included a 62' silver Gulf Triple-Dome Tank Car; a Baby Ruth Billboard Reefer; a blue Ajax Covered Hopper; a Santa Fe Flat Car with 2 Trailers; a blue Boston & Maine 40' Hopper Car; and a yellow Union Pacific streamline Caboose.  The track included in The Pacific Action Freight built a 54" x 36" oval that included a manually operated switch with spur.  The sput concluded with a Bumper Track Section (#955).  Also in this set was the Operating Crossing Gate (#908) and a standard Tyco-Pak (#899).

The Railroad Empire
(No.7337)
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Popsicle Car found in The Shifter Action Freight

The Shifter Action Freight
(No.7328)
The Shifter Action Freight provided a Santa Fe 0-4-0 Shifter Steam Loco (#238); the Santa Fe Crane Car and Boom Tender Set (#932); a silver Virginian 40' Hopper Car; a 62' Popsicle Express Reefer; and a red streamline Santa Fe Caboose.  The 36" x 45" oval track plan was enhanced by the inclusion of TYCO's 17-piece Bridge and Trestle Set.  The Shifter Action Freight also included a standard Tyco-Pak (#899).

The Shifter Freight's Santa Fe 0-4-0

The Shifter Freight
(No.7307)
Similar to the contents of TYCO's Diesel Flyer train set, The Shifter Freight offered a steam loco rather than diesel powered train.  The Shifter Freight train set featured a Santa Fe 0-4-0 Shifter Steam Loco (#238); a green Western Maryland 40' Flat with 3-Tractors; an orange New Haven 50' Box Car; a black Reading 40' Hopper Car; and a red Santa Fe streamline Caboose.  The set also provided enough track to create a 36" circle layout ran by TYCO's standard 1-amp power pack.

The Spirit of '76
(No.7330)
The Spirit of '76 train set found in the 1974-75 catalog shows the original version of TYCO's bicenntenial Alco Century 430.  Take a look at the page devoted to TYCO's Spirit of '76 product line to view the differences in the Century 430's paint offerings.  The Spirit of '76 Alco pulled a yellow Shell 40' Tank Car; the orange Frisco Autoloader and Six Autos (#349); a silver Virginian 40' Hopper Car; the Santa Fe Piggyback Flat Car Set (#348); an orange New Haven 50' Box Car; and the streamlined Sprit of '76 Caboose.  Additionally, the set provided enough track to build a 40" x 87" Figure-8 layout.  The 33-Piece Bridge and Trestle Set (#909) was included in The Spirit of '76 train set, as was TYCO's 24 Signs and Poles (#121 and #122) and the 1-amp Tyco-Pak (#899).
 
TYCO's 1975-76 catalog carries this same train set and retains the stock number 7330, however it is labeled The 101 Piece Spirit of '76 Over & Under in that catalog.

A Santa Fe Coach from The Super Chief train set

The Super Chief
(No.7325)
The Super Chief and The Inter-City were the two train sets found in the early 1970's TYCO catalogs that featured the company's Lighted Streamlined Passenger Cars.  The Super Chief train set's engines were a powered red-and-silver Santa Fe F-9A (#225H) and a non-powered Santa Fe F-9B (#230H).  A set of four red-and-silver Santa Fe cars are included in the set:  a Combine (#520); a pair of Coaches (#521); and an Observation (#522).  The Super Chief came with enough track to create a 36" x 45" oval ran by a 1-amp Tyco-Pak (#899).

TYCO Road & Rail Set

The Super Road & Rail
(No. 9000)
The Super Road & Rail combination train set and slot car set featured a Lighted Santa Fe F-9A (#224-21) and a Non-powered Santa Fe F-9B (230-21).   The train set portion also included a green Western Maryland Flat with Tractors (#351A); an orange New Haven 50' Box Car (#339B); a silver Virginian 40' Hopper Car (#344C); the Santa Fe Piggyback Flat Car Set (#348) and the Wide-Vision red Santa Fe Caboose (#327-22).  TYCO's 24 Signs and Poles Set (#904) was included along with 16-sections of track and the 1-amp Power Pak (#899).
 
The Racing Set's contents included a pair of TYCOPRO car; 26-sections of slot car track; 13-pier supports; 16-sections of crash barrier fence with flags; a pair of racing controllers (#8752); a power pack (#8767); and the 3" road and rail crossover section (#8727).

The Switcher Freight's Santa Fe diesel

The Switcher Freight
(No. 7300)
Here's an example of a simple basic TYCO train set.  The Switcher Freight provided a Santa Fe red-and-silver Diesel Switcher (#241); a yellow Union Pacific 40' Gondola with 3-Pipes; a silver Swift 40' Billboard Reefer; and a red Santa Fe streamline Caboose.  The dozen sections of curved track made a 36" circle layout ran by a standard 1-amp Tyco-Pak (#899).

TYCO Santa Fe F-9 Diesel

Train Set
The Twin Diesel Freight
No. 7312
 
This TYCO train set featured a pair of red-and-silver Santa Fe F-9 (#248-21) diesels; one powered and one non-powered.  These two engines powered a train consisting of a 50' green Burlington Northern Box Car (#339E); a green 40' Western Maryland Flat with Tractors (#351A); a red-and-black Southern Railway Pulpwood Car (#334A); a brown with silver roof and ends Hershey Chocolate Billboard Reefer (#355B); and a Wide-Vision red Santa Fe Caboose (#327-22).  The Twin Diesel Freight set rather surprisingly only provided a simply 36"-circle track layout, odd considering it is a rare TYCO set to offer two diesels, and the standard Power Pack (#899).