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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The No. 59 United States Air Force Minuteman UnitLIONEL U.S.A.F. MINUTEMAN GAS TURBINE UNIT No. 59

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The United States Air Force Minuteman Unit No. 59
No. 59 Orange Picture Box End

The No. 59 United States Air Force Minuteman UnitThe U.S. Air Force Minuteman No. 59 Gas Turbine Unit was made in 1962 and 1963 only. Consisting of an unpainted WHITE body with BLUE and RED lettering that was mounted on a chemically blackened chassis, it would go on to become one of most highly sought after of the small motorized units.
This unit was controlled by a 3-position E-unit. There are headlight lenses at each end, but this unit is not lighted, but has operating couplers. There are no variations.
The Minuteman Unit is often found with repaired or broken window struts so the collector should look for this fault.

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