Lionel Electric Trains Identification Guide Sub-Title
These pages are best viewed at 1024 x 768 x 32 bit monitor resolution
Bottom of Page

This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.

black horizontal bar

Lionel Trains N5 Type Caboose LIONEL TRAINS PENNSYLVANIA N5 CABOOSE No. 4457

black horizontal bar

Pennsylvania N5 Type No. 4457
No. 4457 Early Classic Box End

Lionel Trains N5 Type CabooseThe N5 Pennsylvania Caboose No. 4457 was issued in 1946 and 1947 as part of the "Electronic Set." Each of the cars in this set, including this one, had a radio frequency receiver on them that would allow them to be uncoupled anywhere WITHOUT the use of a UCS track section. The color of the decals on these cars determined which button to push on the ECU-1 Transmitter to uncouple the car. This caboose has a DARK BLUE decal with a Lionel "L" that read "ELECTRONIC CONTROL."
In 1948 this caboose was replaced by the No. 4357 in these sets.
This RED semi-gloss painted caboose was of all sheet-metal construction that is mounted on a BLACK chassis that has steps. It came with a smokestack, end hand rails, brake stands, ladders, tool box and a plastic air pump on the underside of the chassis. All versions have staple-end trucks with two electronic coil couplers, and interior illumination. Note that "EASTERN DIV" is printed below the number "477618" on the sides. The actual number "4457" for this caboose is rubber-stamped on the bottom of the chassis. Save for the addition of the electronic receiver this caboose is identical to the No. 2457. There are no variations.

Bottom View of No. 4457 Note that the sliding shoes for the electronic couplers are missing on this example
Return To Previous Page

BB Home BB Privacy BB Legal BB Search BB Site Map BB Contact BB
Copyright Tandem Associates LLC Labeled with ICRA Top of Page