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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 Locomotive No. 249 LIONEL TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE No. 249

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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 249

Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 249The Lionel Columbia Type 2-4-2-Locomotive No. 249 would be released one year after the No. 250 in 1958, and although they share the same tender there are differences. While the No. 250 had a three position directional unit, this locomotive had a two position unit whose control lever would protrude through the top of its Type III boiler right in front of the cab. Like the No. 250, it would have a RED ORANGE stripe and heat-stamped lettering on both the engine and the "PENNSYLVANIA" tender. There is no light in this locomotive and the tender came with AAR trucks with one disc coupler.
Available only in 1958 as part of set No. 1590, this locomotive was designed to work on O27 track and it will also run on O gauge track. There are no variations of this locomotive.

No. 249 Box End

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