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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 Locomotive No. 685 LIONEL TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE No. 685

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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 685 A Variation

Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 685The Lionel Hudson Type 4-6-4-Locomotive No. 685 was only available in 1953. Based on a Santa Fe prototype, this engine was equipped with Magnetraction, smoke, drive rod connecting rod valve gear, trailing truck plastic side frames, and there was a whistle in the tender. It came with both rubber and heat-stamped numbering of the cab and it is identical to the O27 Gauge No. 2055 except for the number change. It shares the same boiler casting with the O27 Gauge No. 2065 and the O Gauge No. 665. There are three variations:
Variation A: Came with a No. 2046W tender that had bar-end trucks a magnetic coupler. Has raised embossing on the drive rods. Early 1953 production.
Variation B: Came with a No. 6026W tender and the number "685" is rubber-stamped in WHITE on the cab.

No. 685 Box End

Variation C: Same as Variation B except that the number is heat-stamped in WHITE on cab.
Although this locomotive was issued in O Gauge sets, it will run equally well on the tighter radius curves of O27 Gauge track.

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