Purple TIN Rock Island Diesel?

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Purple TIN Rock Island Diesel?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:37 PM
Does anyone have any idea what these are??
THANKS!!!!! Ted
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Posted by Algonquin on Friday, September 7, 2001 12:45 PM
Hi Ted,

The diesels in the photograph were manufactured by a company called UNIQUE LINES.

Unique lines was a line of low-priced tin lithographed trains produced around 1949 - 1951 by Unique Art Manufacturing Company.

Their are currently a couple of their Rock Island diesels for sale on e-bay.

Thats about the extent of my knowledge on Unique. I hope this helps.


Tim Pignatari

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