The President’s Special

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American Flyer


The President’s Special


ca. 1927


This piece is a wonderful example of pre-World War II tinplate electric trains. Made of lightweight shaped metal over a heavier frame with an electric motor, this set represents a New York Central electric locomotive and several passenger cars. After World War I, electric train sets became popular with hobbyists and families as a way for young people, and people who liked trains, to bring railroading home.