Saturday, January 26, 2013
LEGO Metroliner / club car mix & match
Now here's one nice eBay haul. After looking up every single LEGO train set ever made, I found that there were only a handful I wanted to the point of need. Atop the list is Metroliner, released in 1991 as set 4558, and re-released in 2001 as set 10001. It's styled after the "Phase III" paint scheme of Amtrak trains in the United States, the engine being apparently inspired by a GE GenesisP42DC. This all has significance to me because I used to watch Amtrak trains go by from my home when I was a kid.
At any rate, what I ended up getting is actually better for me than a full Metroliner set. I got the powered engine, one passenger car, and a double-decker "dome car" (its real life name), sold separately in LEGO form as set #4547, the Club Car, which was re-released in 2001 as set #10002. Check out this photo of the real thing! And now for the little one...