Lionel Electric Trains Identification Guide Sub-Title
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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 Opeating Freight Station No. 356 LIONEL TRAINS FREIGHT STATION No. 256

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Freight Station No. 256
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Lionel Trains Operating Freight Station No. 356The Freight Station No. 256 was available from 1950 until 1953. But it was not until 1952 that it was available with adhesive poster signs that went on the structure. The signs were:

No. 256-35 Airex Sign No. 256-36 U.S. Savings Bonds Sign No. 256-37 Airex Sign No. 256-39 Be a Scout Sign No. 256-38 Red Cross Sign No. 256-40 Community Chest Sign


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These posters, along with two 81-32 connecting wires came in a in a manila envelope No. 256-42. The connecting wires were inserted into two binding posts on the bottom of this station that was illuminated by two No. L363 lamps. It came with three billboards that attached to the fence: Rival Dog Food, Sunoco, and Baby Ruth. There are two variations:
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Variation A: DARK GREEN roof.
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Variation B: KELLY GREEN roof. Note that these roofs can be interchanged with those issued with No. 257 and No. 356.
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Dimensions: 15" long, 5" wide, 5-1/2" high.
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No. 256 Bottom View showing the two binding clips
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No. 256 Box End
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