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Southbound#6

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Polar Express Conductor Announcement car
« on: January 02, 2022, 01:44:54 pm »
I just purchase a Polar Express Conductor Announcement car 6-83437 at a local hobby store. What attracted me to it was that the roof is black and the body is blue with no red paint by the windows and the words Polar Express has been omitted. Has anyone else seen or heard about this? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you and regards to all.

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Re: Polar Express Conductor Announcement car
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2022, 05:46:18 pm »
Welcome aboard, Southbound!

I can't find anything more specific than this: the car was advertised in the Lionel 2016 catalog, so you might have bought a used one.

Posters on other forums complained about problems getting the announcements to work, and I wonder if a frustrated owner didn't simply repaint it.

Have you considered going back to the store where you purchased it and ask the owner what the story is?

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Re: Polar Express Conductor Announcement car
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2022, 01:31:51 am »
The packaging and car appears to be new. No signs of it being repainted. My guess is that during production they forgot to apply the red paint and the words "Polar Express". It works just fine. Hard to believe quality control let it slip by. Will ask the store if they have a guess on what happened. Thank you for your reply. Much appreciated.
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