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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 Trains Station Platform No. 157 LIONEL TRAINS STATION PLATFORM No. 157

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Lionel Trains Station Platform No. 157 B Variation
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No. 157 Box End
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Lionel Trains Station Platform No. 157The Station Platform No. 157 replaced the No. 156 Station Platform in 1952 and would be available until 1955. An additional production occurred in 1958 and 1959. Unlike the No. 156 this platform’s base and roof used injected plastic instead of Bakelite. The roof supports remained die cast metal, however, they were chemically blackened instead of being painted.
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Designed to be a substitute for a small station or to be used in conjunction with the No. 132 or No. 133 stations, early versions would have this illuminated platform’s base a MAROON color, while the later editions would have a RED base.

Platform Fence No. 157-5

These platforms were lighted by two L51 lamps (6-8 volts each) that are wired in series. Two fence sections hold two advertising signs per section. No less than eleven different advertisements were produced for this station platform. Lionel produced additional fence sections, Part No. 156-5, that could be used between the end roof supports of adjoining platforms. These fence sections were sold in parts envelope No. 157-23 pictured to the right.
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There are two variations:
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Variation A: Has a MAROON base. 1952-55 Production.
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Variation B: Came with a RED base and a more translucent GREEN roof. BLACK card stock paper has been inserted between the lights and the roof to prevent a glowing effect showing through the roof. 1958-59 Production.
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Dimensions: 12 inches long, 3-1/4 inches wide, 5-1/8 inches high.
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No. 157-23 Additional Fence Envelope
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