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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 F-3 AB Unit Diesels LIONEL TRAINS WABASH F-3 DIESEL No. 2240

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Lionel Trains Wabash AB Units No. 2240

Lionel Trains F-3 AB Unit DieselsThe Lionel Wabash F-3 No. 2240 was only available in 1956 and was listed as an O27 engine. It was produced on a BLUE and GRAY painted shell with WHITE trim and YELLOW heat-stamped lettering and number. There is a decal on the front of the A Unit. Reproduction shells have silk-screened application of these colors.

The chassis is painted BLUE, as is the pilot skirt on the A Unit. The truck side frames are chemically blackened. Note that on the B Units for this diesel that the WHITE center stripe does not extend the full length of the unit. Compare this B Unit to those that were issued as No. 2367C.
This engine has louvered roof vents, filled in portholes, cast in side ladders, magnetic disc coupler on the front end of the A unit. All other couplers are solid and non-operating. This diesel was equipped with a horn that was operated by a D Cell battery.

There is a three position directional unit whose control lever was adjustable from underneath the chassis that controls the single vertical worm drive motor powering two Magnatraction axles. There are no variations.
All of the Lionel F-3’s are designed to work on the larger radius of O Gauge track. When used with O27 Gauge track this diesel will scrape the switch machine housing on the early versions of the No. 1122 O27 switches when passing through the curved turnout. Evidence of scrapes on the fuel tank of these diesels is a sure indication of operation on O27 track.

No. 2240C B Unit Box End
No. 2240P A Unit Box End

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