The Lionel Columbia Type 2-4-2-Locomotive No. 1060 was shown in the advance catalog from 1960 until 1962. This Scout engine was unpainted, with a WHITE heat-stamped cab number, an improved plastic motor that went only in the forward direction, and was held in place by a knurled mounting pin. This locomotive is lighted and has a headlight lens. It came with a No. 1050T slope back, or a No. 1060T streamlined tender.
A modification to the original 1948 designed boiler occurred in 1961. Because it was prone to breakage the rain shield over the headlight was shortened. This accounts for the two variations:
Variation A: Has a long rain shield over the headlight. (1960-61)
Variation B: Has a short rain shield over the headlight. (1961-62)
This steam engine was designed to work on O27 Gauge track, but it will also operate on O Gauge track.
This locomotive headed up uncataloged set No. 1124 "The Hawk" issued in 1961. The contents of this set were:
No. 1060 Steam Engine with a No. 1060T Streamlined Tender as describe above as Variation B.
No. 6076 BLACK Variation B Hopper Car.
No. 3409 BLUE Manual Release Helicopter Flat Car.
No. 6067 RED Variation A unmarked SP-type Caboose.
No. 1026 25 Watt Transformer.