Lionel Electric Trains Identification Guide Sub-Title
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This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.

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Lionel Track LIONEL TRAINS UNCOUPLING CONTROL TRACK SECTION No. 1019

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Remote Control Track Section No. 1019
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No. 1019 Box End

Lionel TrackRemote Control Track Section No. 1019 was used with O27 Gauge track and was carried over from the Pre-War Era (1938-42) and was available from 1946 until it was replaced by the No. 6019 in 1949 with the advent of the magnetic coupler.
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This track is easily identified by the "O27 GAUGE" in raised letters on the on the track itself as is illustrated to the right. Similar in nature to the O Gauge RCS Section the No. 1019 is one-eighth is shorter in height and the openings for the track pins are smaller in diameter making it incompatible with O Gauge track. During the years that this track was in production it would unload all of Lionel’s operating cars and uncouple all of the operating and non-operating cars.
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It came with a No. RCS-20 bakelite controller that is BLACK in color with RED buttons although BROWN examples have been found that have BLACK buttons. Because these controllers are interchangeable no variations exist for this track. These controllers are inscribed on the bottom plate "RCS CONTROLLER FOR USE WITH 1019 AND RCS TRACK" as is shown to the right. Again, these plates can be substituted so the collector should examine the other features of this track that tie it to this controller.

No. 1019 Identification Close-Up

No. RCS-20 Controller Bottom Plate
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