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Vince53

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Caterpillar Lionel Trains
« on: February 24, 2021, 07:37:36 pm »
Lionel used to make a very nice-looking Caterpillar steam locomotive set. I found a photo of someone's HO Caterpillar train set, and I found a plastic Caterpillar train set.

I cannot find any real-life Caterpillar trains except that there actually are Caterpillar flatcars for carrying their products.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2021, 10:17:47 am by Vince53 »

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Re: Caterpillar Lionel Trains
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 06:38:43 am »
Vince
It sounds like you are at the next stage of the train hobby: Build & Bash......
Fortunately/Unfortunately we do get to the stage where we want a "long out of production or a Never Was" train of piece of rollingstock.
And the ONLY was we're going to get it, is to build or bash...
There are lots of donor/inexpensive pieces of rolling stock to test your build/bash skills upon to get what you want.
IF YOU BUILD IT, YOU'LL HAVE IT....

Happy Rails...
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Re: Caterpillar Lionel Trains
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 10:19:57 am »
Thank you, Dave.

And I corrected an error in my previous post. There  really are Caterpillar flatcars, but I cannot find photos of actual John Deere railcars of any type.
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Re: Caterpillar Lionel Trains
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2021, 05:38:02 am »
Vince
John Deere may have built rail cars in the past, but current production is Railroad Engine's & Drivetrain.

https://www.deere.com/en/engines-and-drivetrain/learn-more/railroad/

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Re: Caterpillar Lionel Trains
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 04:34:44 pm »
Excellent link Dave. John Deere currently makes PARTS for railroad equipment, although they do not manufacture any locomotives or railcars.

 

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