My mother just gave me my old (late 1950s or early 1960s--I was born in 1952) Athearn HO train set that she's had in her attic. The box has a steam locomotive on the front of the cover and, on one end of the box top it says, "GP9 Freight Train Set Milwaukee".
The locomotive appears to be a GP7, not a GP9, based on the 2 louvers below and one in front of the cab window (it also has 4 vertical louvers at the rear). The locomotive has no road number, just the words "The Milwaukee Road" along the sides and the tilted rectangle below the cab window that says, "Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific".
There are 4 freight cars in the box plus a silver Milwaukee Road caboose. Does anyone know if there are any freight cars missing? Included are an M-K-T stock car (yellow), a 3 dome tank car (Deep Rock-black in color), an E.J. & E. 4 bay car with plastic coal load and a G.M. & O flat car (black) with a red and white boat on it.
If there is something missing, I'd like to try to replace it if I could. There is no paperwork in the box at all and the picture on the cover is not of the train set that is in the box. I'm also missing the power supply, although it appears the track may be all there (I haven't taken that out of the box yet to see if it would make a complete oval.)
If someone has a picture of the instructions, I'd LOVE to get a scan of it. Or, a picture of the set as it would have appeared when I first opened the box so many years ago.
Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated!