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    Default Coming Soon - BLW/ZT Troop Train 10th Anniversary Bonus Set

    BLW/ZT 2019 Troop Train Bonus (10th Anniversary)

    For those of you that are new to our Veteran’s day bonus, a little history:

    For Veteran’s Day 2010, I decided to create a model of the Pullman troop sleeper from WWII, in honor of our veterans, following my son’s return from his deployment in Iraq. I pledged that all proceeds I received from this set would be donated to veteran’s charities.

    The set was listed on the BLW website for $10, and featured 7 locomotives and 10 troop sleepers and 2 kitchen cars.

    http://www.valleypass.com/Sales/Troop.htm

    Every year since on Veteran’s Day, I have added a bonus to this initial set. Now, the set consists of 23 locomotives and 29 cars. The price stays the same and so does my donation pledge. If you have already purchased this set, I urge you to donate $10 to the Wounded Warrior Project, or the veteran's charity of your choice.

    This years bonus will be an upgrade to the original B&O E6 A-B-A set, using the added detail first released in our bonus to the PRR E7 and E8s. Added to this, a pair of Illinois Central E6A units, and a pair of Louisville & Nashville E6A units. This new bonus should be available in December.





    I dedicate this to MY special veterans:

    my Dad, Corporal John Franzosa - U S Army, who passed away October 30 of this year at the age of 98, 2 days after my parents 75th wedding anniversary.

    my late Father-in-law, Corporal Lawrence Gormally - U S Army

    my late Mother-in-law 2nd Lieutenant Nora Gormally - U S Army

    my son and daughter-in-law, Major Benjamin & Captain Ashlie Franzosa - U S Army, currently on active duty, and expecting their first child (our first grandchild) in March 2020.


    Rick Franzosa
    Veteran’s Day 2019

    COMPLETE LIST OF TROOP TRAIN SET AND BONUSES
    UPDATED - Baltimore and Ohio E6 ( A-B ) #57 & E6A #62
    Santa Fe EMD FT ( A-B ) #160
    Santa Fe EMD FT ( A-B ) #161
    ATSF Freight EMD FT A-B-B-A set
    Alco S2 US ARMY #7450
    Baldwin DS-4-4-1000 NWSC #5
    EMD SW8 US ARMY #2002, #2008
    EMD GP7 US Army #1821 & #1823
    US Navy SW1200 #65-00630, #65-00631
    NEW - Illinois Central E6 #4001-A, #4001-B
    NEW - L&N E6 #770, #752


    Troop Sleeper ‘Type 1’ - #7967 (Blacked out), 7367, 8014, 7363, 8100
    Troop Sleeper ‘Type 2’ - #9645 (Blacked out), 9854, 9949, 9455, 9868
    Troop Kitchen – K-100, K-251
    Hospital Unit Car 9300, 9303
    Medical Kitchen Car
    Heavyweight 10-1-2 Sleepers 'Camp Liscum', 'Camp Greene'
    Heavyweight 16 Section Tourist Sleepers #4125, #4136
    Heavyweight 14 Section Tourist Sleepers 'New Hamburg', 'New Franklin', 'William Gilbert', 'Samuel Morse'

    F30 Flat Car
    Tanks cars #7010, #7013, #7024
    Hopper Car USN #61-03350
    Caboose DODX #901

    Enjoy! and thank you to all who serve

    Rick
    Last edited by rfranzosa; 11-10-2019 at 11:25 PM.

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    First of all my condolences on your dad Rick to you & your family. I didn't know. And thank you & your family for your service to our country. Today I honor my late dad also for his 2 tours in Korean aboard his native home ship , the USS New Jersey (BB-62).

    And second, love these E6's are beauties ! The L&N one is a gem !
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    Thanks, Marc


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    Thank you Rick, you have been more then generous with all the Veterans Day bonus and your contributions to the charities.

    A salute to all that have served, past and present. Lost my WWII dad at 94 two years ago.
    Jim

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    Thank you, Rick, for honoring our veterans. And, thank you to your family who served in the defense of this country, and thanks to ALL U.S. veterans for their service and sacrifices.

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    Thanks Rick, for continuing to honor those veterans who have served and are serving to protect our freedom and to fight for the freedom of others throughout the world. And especially for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that this nation could stay free.
    Steve Burr, PE - Clinton, MD
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    Some test runs....

    B&O National Limited (Hamilton Norfolk route)




    L&N powered Crescent west of Montgomery, AL headed to New Orleans - (Birmingham 2 route)




    IC Panama Limited (La Salle, Rockford & Central Route)


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    They look great Rick ! Your art is really showing off there !
    - Mark -

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