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Year Stock No. Description
1959 30110 Cities Service Set
Remarks This set was offered through Cities Service Oil Company.  The boxing of this set is quite unique in that there was no attempt at displaying the contents.  The individual rolling stock and other items, contained in their own boxes, were simply placed in a larger box with appropriate filler to take up the excess space.  The first two photos below illustrate this.  The third photo shows the markings of the set boxes.   Note that there are two 30110 Cities Service set boxes on top of a 30115 Sohio set box.  There are also illustrations of a shipping box of one such set and an ebay sale of another set.  Both the set in the shipping box and the set in the Ebay sale seem to be connected to the Benton Harbor, Michigan area.  The Box is addressed to Priebe Bros., an oil distributor in Benton Harbor Michigan, presumably for Cities Service products as the package was received from them.  The Ebay sale documented below was offered by a train dealer in Watervliet, Michigan, which is located approximately 12 miles Northeast of Benton Harbor.
Open Box-1
Photo Courtesy of Bob Bretch
Open Box-2
Photo Courtesy of Bob Bretch
30110 Set Boxes
Photo Courtesy of Bob Bretch
30110 shipping box top 
Photo Courtesy of Jay Stelzenmuller
 30110 shipping box front
Photo Courtesy of Jay Stelzenmuller
Click on any of the EBay sale pages below for a slightly larger view
Ebay Sale 1
Ebay Sale 2
Ebay Sale 3
Photos courtesy of Joe King
 

Set Contents

Item No. Description Category

31007 B&O Diesel F-3 Diesel Locomotive

33314 Cities Service Tank Car Tank Car
  33519 B&O Caboose Caboose

31007
Daryl Olszeski Collection
33314
Photo Courtesy of Joe King
33519
Daryl Olszeski Collection