Source of inspiration?

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Source of inspiration?
Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:41 PM

I saw a photo of this on a local PBS channel the other day and "Lionel!" jumped right into my head!

So what do you think?  The Lionel 840 power station?

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Posted by thesiding on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:16 PM

If the photo was from Jersey         NO QUESTION

Recently a power plant near me was torn down though not the same it was built prewar took a year to take it down

And speaking of New Jersey

 

Was at a sale in New Jersey  met someone who's father worked at Lionel drove through Irvington ended up going throgh Holland Tunnell and drove past Murray

st 23 rd st  and 26th                     ALL Lionel related

 

was it not so late in the day would have tried to find Irvington site

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Posted by sir james I on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:48 AM

Ford's Highland Park plant was in Michigan. Just outside of Detroit. They built Ford tractors there.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:15 PM

It's possible.  On a TM video journalist and toy train collector Ron Goldman states  "Leaving Chicago on the Indiana Toll Road if you look out the window to your left there's a power generating station that's a dead ringer for the Lionel Power House."

Remarkable.  Could be Lionel copied a generic look for a power house for the toy version.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:28 PM

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Posted by phrankenstign on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:40 PM

If it didn't inspire the Lionel accessory, then perhaps it is based on the one that did.  It certainly resembles the accessory quite a bit.  I vote "Yes"!!!

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