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LIONEL CHROME, BLACK TOP FLYING YANKEE

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LIONEL 616W, 617, 617, 618 FLYING YANKEE.  Original.   The all chrome, black top Flying Yankee was cataloged for one year only, 1935, which accounts for it's scarcity and desirability today.  The all chrome cars including the engine with a black roof, the observation with chrome end clip and two door center coaches are all unique to 1935 production.  Also, the all chrome observation car came in only two sets, this set and the set nick named the Silver Streak by collectors.  This makes it a rare car in it's own right.  A nice bright set.

The motor was bench tested and runs forward and reverse.  The e-unit cycled reliably. The whistle workes.  The wheels on the motor are showing signs of deterioration.  They are fine for display but should be replaced for operating on the layout.  Missing three sliding shoe pickups which are available.  See our links page for some parts suppliers. One coach has several shallow dents in the roof which can be seen in the photos but really don't detract from the overall ambiance of the set. 

SET GRADES C 6-7                                             PRICE:  SOLD

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