Marklin: Appelpfeil passenger set

  • Model: 87286
  • Units in Stock: 1
  • Manufactured by: Marklin

$170.00

Marklin 87286 2001 Appelpfeil passenger set Set obtained from hobby shop closing. Era: IV Prototype: 3 entertainment cars and 1 vista dome car painted and lettered for the firm International Apfelpfeil Organization (IAO), former German Federal Railroad type UIC-x compartment cars for TEE service. Model: The cars come with different paint schemes and car numbers. They have dark nickel plated wheel sets. Total length over the buffers 489 mm / 19-1/4".

One-time series in 2005 for the Mδrklin "Exclusiv" Program.

In the 1970s, the International Apfelpfeil Organization (IAO) instituted the so-called "Apfelfahrten" or "Apple Trips", nostalgic trips with special trains across Europe. In 1976, the IAO acquired the famous "Rheingold" vista dome cars and other cars in the TEE pool of cars from the German Federal Railroad. For several years these striking trains in the friendly "Apfelpfeil" design were a brand name for travel at affordable prices that was comfortable and animated. This concept could not be maintained economically later on in the face of increasing competition from single-price trips with charter flights. In 1979, IAO had to stop the operation and declare bankruptcy. The special cars were sold to another trip organizer, who rebuilt them partially and still operates them today. NIB

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 07 November, 2013.