THE TRAIN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION
SOUTHEASTERN DIVISION CELEBRATES 45 YEARS

On February 28th, 1970 the Gavel struck ratifying the creation of the Southeastern Division of the TRAIN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION.
TO COMMEMORATE OUR 45th ANNIVERSARY WE ARE OFFERING FOR SALE
 LIMITED EDITION #89 IVES DELUXE WATER TOWERS


 
 
 
 

The No. 89 Water Tower appeared in the Ives lineup between 1923 and 1930 in a variety of configurations. From 1923 - 1929 it featured an orange tank, black base and trim and featured “The Ives Railway Lines” lettering on the tank. The exact same tank was featured in the American Flyer line as item 2020.

 

In 1930, the No. 89 dramatically changed in appearance with the tank becoming much larger, painted in yellow and sporting a large decal. The tank sat upon a black tower with a red ladder and a green/gray base. A blue roof topped the tank and the base sported an etched brass plate. Interestingly, the tower itself was the same tower used on the Lionel No. 438 Signal

Tower.

 

The M.T.H. Ives No. 89 Water Tower features the same tinplate metal construction as its 1930 cousin. Unlike the 1930 lineup, we’ve added a second color scheme offering with a tank sporting a orange and white checkerboard design. Like the original, the 2014 M.T.H. Ives version sports a moveable water spout.

 

Features:

- Stamped Metal Construction

- Fully Assembled

- Fully Painted

- Moveable Water Spout

- Measures: 9 1/2” Tall

 

MTH IVES CATALOG 2014

 

Spencer was once Southern Railway Company's largest steam locomotive servicing facility. J.P. Morgan,  Southern's owner, chose the site because of its location midway between the railroad's major terminal  points of Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Ga. Construction of the Shops began in 1896, and they were named in honor of the first president of Southern Railway, Samuel Spencer.

 

 
The Towers are shipping now!!!! This will be an extremely limited production run of 100 units and the towers are bound to become prized collectibles.  Please do not delay and help support your Division by taking advantage of this exceptional offer

 

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