Clyde Easterly and McCoy 1971 Disneyland Convention cattle car prototype


Clyde Easterly and the McCoy 1971 Convention Car Standard gauge prototype given away as a raffle prize. This 1-of-a-kind and very rare Standard gauge 1971 TCA National Convention Cattle Car created by Bob McCoy was won by Clyde at the Sunday June 20, 1971 session. 115 early birds arrived for the 17th Annual Convention of the Train Collectors Association, and Clyde Easterly was one of these early birds and little did he know he would later be the winner of this 1-of-a-kind TCA special cattle car. This cattle car sits atop a piece of Gargraves track on top of a wooden plaque with engraved plate that reads, "National T.C.A. Disneyland 1971". The unique car is constructed of unpainted brass plate, whereas the production versions were made using painted tinplate. The prototype is fitted with McCoy openside frame trucks, but the production models had the closed sideframes.

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