The Lionel Lines Columbia Type 2-4-2-Locomotive No. 238 was available in 1963 and 1964. It has a BLACK plastic boiler with a plastic motor that has a ribbed bottom and a traction tire on the right rear driving wheel to aid in its pulling power. The motor is controled by a two position directional unit whose control lever would protrude through the top of the boiler between the two domes. This locomotive has a painted WHITE heat stamped number and running board stripe.
Equipped with a headlight, headlight lens, and a liquid smoke unit, this locomotive was only released with a No. 234W Square tender that has a whistle mounted inside and early AAR trucks one of which has a disc coupler.
There are two variations:
Variation A: Uses a Type VIII body.
Variation B: Uses a Type X body.
A version of this locomotive has been found that is lacking the painted WHITE stripe. At this time it is unknown if this was a regular production, or merely a factory error. Reader verification is requested. Please use the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page if you have any information concerning this issue.
This locomotive was designed to work on O27 Gauge track and it will also run on O Gauge track.