|This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.|
|LIONEL TRAINS BOSTON & MAINE FA DIESEL No. 217|
The Boston & Maine Alco FA No. 217 was produced in 1959 on an unpainted BLUE body that was painted BLACK with a WHITE stripe at the roof line. It was equipped with a light in the A unit, but did not have a horn. A three position directional unit whose control lever was adjustable from the top of the body controled the direction of this diesel. A single vertical worm drive Type IIC motor powers two axles that utilized Magnetraction.
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