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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 Plate Girder Bridge No. 314 LIONEL TRAINS PLATE GIRDER BRIDGE No. 314

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Plate Girder Bridge No. 314 Variation A
No. 314 Early Classic Box End

Lionel Trains Plate Girder Bridge No. 314The Plate Girder Bridge No. 314 was a carry-over from the pre-war era. The sides were cast metal and they were riveted to a thick sheet metal base that supported the track.
Produced from 1945 until 1950, on the first full panel to the left side there is a raised inscription that reads "BUILT BY / LIONEL". There are two variations:
Variation A: BLACK rubber-stamped "LIONEL" lettering is slightly above center and is 5/16" high. 1945-46 production.

No. 314 Middle Classic Box End

Variation B: Produced in a DARKER GRAY shade with BLACK rubber-stamped "LIONEL" lettering is centered and is 3/8" high. 1949-50 production.
Dimensions: 10 inches long, 4-1/2 inches wide.

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