The Lionel Canadian National FA A Unit No. 228 was shown in the 1961 advance catalog and was produced for the Canadian market in Set No. X533NA. It was never shown in the consumer catalog.
Produced on a GREEN painted body with YELLOW heat-stamped lettering, it was mounted on a sheet metal frame that have solid non-operating couplers. It was equipped with 2-axle Magnetraction. The two-position directional unit whose lever was adjustable from the top of the diesel controls a Type IIC motor. This diesel has interior illumination, but there is no horn. There are two variations:
Variation A: Has a pilot with a small ledge.
Variation B: Has a pilot with a large ledge.
This engine was designed to run on O27 Gauge track, but it will run equally well on O Gauge track.