A fortuitous acquisition of a
Hudson’s Bay Company advertisement
from a Winnipeg newspaper has shed some new light on the 1960-1962 Special Sets for Canada.
The advertisement, dated 9th November 1962, pictures what turned out to be the RSC.2 Special Set advertised as being 'Exclusive to "The Bay" from "Tri-Ang"!'
So, this now confirms the date of the set (previously thought to be either 1961 or 1962) and for whom it was made. The fact that it was exclusive to the Hudson’s Bay Company comes as a bit of a surprise since Tri-ang Railways Special Sets for this company are few and far between and this is now the earliest recorded Special Set for their department stores and retail outlets; pre-dating their R.4 'Diesel Switcher Crash Rescue Set' by some two years.
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