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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. 1615 LIONEL TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE No. 1656

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Locomotive No. 1656 Variation B
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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 1615The Lionel Switcher Type 0-4-0-Locomotive No. 1656 was available in 1948 and 1949. This BLACK painted die-cast boiler came with RED jewels on the front. This engine has a three position directional unit whose control lever protrudes from the top of the boiler right in front of the sand dome and there are two electrical receptacles on the 1656M-1 motor to accept electrical plugs from the tender. The left hand plug is for the front electronic coupler and the center plug provided a secondary ground for the motor from the tender’s wheels.

This locomotive has a headlight lens and is lighted in the front and there is a nickel plated ornamental bell with a bracket on top.
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Note: This engine is the same as the No. 1665 except that the 1656M-1 motor has center rail contact rollers instead of sliding shoes.
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The tender is equipped with an operating bell, a working back-up light, wire handrail, and came with staple-end trucks that has one electronic coil coupler. There are two variations:
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Variation A: Came with tender No. 2403B that has "LIONEL LINES" whose letters are spaced closely together. This tender is often found with the number "6043B" rubber-stamped on the bottom in error. The correct number should be "6403B". 1948 Production.
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Variation B: Came with tender No. 6403B that has "LIONEL LINES" whose letters are spaced out across the side. This tender is rubber-stamped "6403B" on the bottom. 1949 Production.
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This locomotive was designed to work with O27 Gauge track, but will run equally well on the wider radius of O Gauge track.
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No. 1656 Rear View Note the two electrical sockets for the tender wires
No. 1656 Middle Classic Box End
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No. 6403B Middle Classic Box End
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