The Lionel Columbia Type 2-4-2-Locomotive No. 235 was issued uncataloged in 1961. Produced on a painted BLACK Type VIII body with a WHITE heat-stamped number on the cab, it came with a liquid smoke unit. This locomotive was lighted, and has a headlight lens. It was powered by a plastic motor that was controlled by a two position direction unit whose control was located on the top of the boiler between the domes. Tractive effort was aided by a single axle magnet. It came with either a No. 1050T slope back, or a No. 1130T streamlined tender that was equipped with AAR trucks with one disc coupler. There are no variations.
This locomotive was designed to work on O27 Gauge track and it will also run on O Gauge track.