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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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The 2000 Series Observation Cars LIONEL TRAINS OBSERVATION PASSENGER CAR No. 2443

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Lionel Observation Car No. 2443 Variation A
No. 2443 Art Deco Box End

The 2000 Series Observation CarsThe Observation Car No. 2443 was available from 1946 until 1948. The car body is of sheet-metal construction and was painted BROWN and it has a GRAY painted windows and doors. This car is lighted and there are clear window inserts that do not have people silhouettes. It came with staple-end trucks equipped with one electronic coil coupler. There are two variations:

Variation A: Has SILVER rubber-stamped lettering. 1946 production.
Variation B: Has WHITE heat-stamped lettering. 1947-48 production.

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