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Johnson Russell Corp 0 Gauge

(Los Angeles CA USA)

Johnson Russell were a California based company, who began producing two rail 0 gauge trains immediately after World War II, to fill a gap in the market whilst the larger makers were busy switching from war production, back to toy production. Johnson Russell were apparently advised to create something 'different', so opted for two rail track, immediately making their toys incompatible with almost anything else then available. The company is believed to have produced one loco, one passenger car (with various names) and track, and lasted only a couple of years.

Only one Johnson Russell set is known, theModel Santa Fe 100 Superliner illustrated below, the only known variations being the Pullman car names. Each set comprised a red plastic Santa Fe diesel locomotive with three silver plastic Pullman cars, an oval of two rail tinplate track and a 50w No. 101 transformer/controller. Known Pullman car names include Kietsiel, Seboyeta, Talwiwi, Tchirege, Tsankawi and Wupatki.


Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set. Pullman cars Tsankawi, Wupatki and Kietsiel

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set

Johnson Russell Superliner boxed set. Pullman cars Tsankawi, Talwiwi and Tchirege

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