You remember correctly Mr. Franzosa. I just saw the following railroads in the Lionel version on eBay: Pennsylvania, Virgininian, Southern Pacific, Lackawanna, Santa Fe, and Jersey Central. Some of these railroads and a few additional ones are reproductions offered by K-Line, MTH and Williams. Watching "I Love Toy Trains" every week on the RFD TV channel, I know I have seen them out front on trains. All of the locomotives shown always jump off at the start and pull long trains showing off their brute strength.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr. member #3967