Steve Neubaum's Album: Obscure Prototypes of Models

In the earlier days of model railroading, sometimes great liberties were taken with prototypical accuracy, some products were composites of various prototypes, and some were complete fantasy. Sometimes, however, even the oddball products did, in fact, have a prototype, and sometimes even "Toy" train makers got their products right. That is what this album is dedicated to.

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Lionel covered quad hopper
Sometimes it is thought the Lionel model introduced in the 1950s was a Pennnsylvania Railroad prototype, either stretched or shortened, as the PRR had similar cars with either three or five bays. It is a Norfolk & Western 4 bay car as shown.
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