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Catalog No. 31006
Category Steam Locomotive
Description 4-6-4 Hudson NYC (with Whistle)
Catalog References at 1957 1958

Smoke, Choo-Choo, & Whistle
The 31006 is an elusive item.  One would expect a 5 digit item like this to share the plastic drivers and aluminum rims of its whistle-less catalog mate, the 31005, but surprisingly all of the 31006 models I have seen in photos have white sidewall drivers like those found on the 446. 

Some collectors believe that the 31006 exists only as a replacement boiler version of the 446. 
As shown below, shipping boxes and inner display boxes labeled "31006" usually contain a 446 with its white sidewall drivers, which lends credence to this belief. 

In the 1957 and 1958 catalogs, an illustration of a 446, shown below, was used for the 31006 listing.

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Paul Beno Collection

446 in 31006 Packaging
446 in 31006 Packaging - Photo Courtesy of Bill Cucchi
31006 Box
Photo of Side of 31006 Box Containing 446 Loco - Photo Courtesy of Bill Cucchi
 31006 box contents - 446 and controller
31006 Packaging containing a 446 Locomotive - Photos Courtesy of Bill Cucchi
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