Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Winning Streak

Following on from The Frontiersman, I thought I would feature another vintage Tri-ang Train Set and one which dates back to the early 1960s. This one was aimed at the Australian market rather than North America although Tri-ang did produce variants of this train for America and Canada too.
This train set was called "The Blue Streak" and its Catalogue Number was RS34. It was introduced in the 1963 catalogue and lasted for just two years although, individually, the locomotive and coaches continued  in production until the mid to late 1960s.
The train set featured the following items:
R159 Double Ended Diesel Locomotive with working headlights.
R131 Transcontinental Passenger Car - Coach
R132 Transcontinental Passenger Car - Blue Vista Dome
R133 Transcontinental Passenger Car - Observation Car
R134 Transcontinental Passenger Car - Baggage Car
Tri-ang also produced two additional items that are not shown here, namely:
R325 Transcontinental Passenger Car - Diner
R250 Non Powered Dummy Diesel Locomotive - for running double-headed trains.


  1. G'day folks, Kym again in Sth Aussie. Now that brings back memories of seeing that train set.
    I have been looking at a modern version of this in Aussie at the moment with views to purchase! you good people over there might just have tipped the scales for me in making this decision!!!
    Thanks again, have fun from Kym

  2. Hi Kym,

    Thank you for your comment and I am glad that we have brought back some happy memories for you. I am very interested to learn that there is an up to date version of this train now available. Who makes it? I presume it isn't Hornby. I should like to see pictures of it since I really loved the old Tri-ang model. I remember wanting that train set so much when I was a kid, I thought it was awesome!
    Thanks again and all the best to you.