Hess series 1035 locomotives with cars, circa 1900. Loco: L 8” (20.3 cm) , W 1.75” (4.45 cm), H 1.57” (4 cm) Marked: “No. 1035” on boiler and cab; Carriage: w/o couplers L 6.125” (15.6 cm), W 1.438” (3.65 cm) , H 2.06” (5.2 cm), Marked: Passenger:“Pennsylvania Limited”; Freight: “M H”, “Pennsylvania Limited”, “No. 8”, “U.S.A.”
Hess 1035 locomotives with Pennsylvania Limited passenger and freight cars. This set was also made for Carette and labeled “907” on the loco with cars remaining marked “Pennsylvania Limited”. Also made were carriages labeled “Grand Trunk”, a Canadian railway. Somewhat hard to find locomotive, but the cars can often be found with the 575 series locomotive. The locomotives pictured above have slightly different driving rod and wheel configurations. Dark blue passenger car is unusual.
Hess 300 series lithographed locomotive, flywheel propulsion
L - 22.4 cm (8.8 inches), W - 7.62 cm (3 inches), H - 10.64 cm (4-3/16 inches)
Circa 1900, this was one of the first and largest lithographed locomotives produced by Hess. The large wheels and flywheel propulsion of this 300 series loco were soon done away with and the locomotive became simply push powered with 6 wheels under the carriage for the majority of these engines. A clockwork version of the loco with cast wheels outside the frame was also produced and sold under the Bing name and possibly others. Hess also made the 300 series locomotive for Carette, numbered 908 and additional distributors as well including a Danish marked and marketed model. The 300 series is much harder to find than the Hess 100 or 575 series and apparently was discontinued early in the 1900’s.  
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