The American Flyer 21130 Hudson came from the 20741 Meteor Freight set in the 1962 American Flyer catalog. Aside from the locomotive and the lighted bay window cupola caboose, the set included a transformer, a figure eight track set, and four freight cars. The freight cars included two electrically activated cars - a "T.N.T" exploding box car and a Southern Pacific lumber unloading flat car. The two remaining cars were a Bordens milk flat car with two containers and, appropriately for the A.C. Gilbert Company, a New Haven flat car holding a truck and trailer used for transporting plastic vehicles. The set retailed for $59.98 in 1962 which would equal about $460 in 2013. I imagine the sacrifice my working parents made for this set with two new kids and a new house with a mortgage. Railroad work, even for union members, paid well. This train set was the most impressive Christmas present I ever received and dad proceeded to set it up on an 8 x 4 table in the basement.