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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. 224 LIONEL TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE No. 1666

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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 1666 Variation B
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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 224The Lionel Prairie Type 2-6-2-Locomotive No. 1666 would be available in 1946, and although not listed in the consumer catalog, a listing in the Lionel Service Manual indicates that it was also produced in 1947. This locomotive used the same boiler as the No. 224.
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This engine was equipped with nickel-rimmed spoked driving wheels, drive and connecting rods with an eccentric crank, die-cast front and rear trucks, handrails, and a detailed cab. A three position directional unit whose control lever is right behind the smoke stack controls the direction of this locomotive that is lighted with a head light lens.
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Came with a No. 2466W tender equipped with staple-end trucks and one electronic coupler.
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There are four variations:

No. 1666 Early Classic Box End

Variation A: Has blackened metal hand rails, swivel ornamental bell is fastened to the top of the boiler by a screw, hatches on top of sand dome, die-cast pilot truck held to steam chest by a screw, and the cab number is printed on a metal plate. 1946 Production.

Variation B: Same as Variation A except with SILVER hand rails. (1946)
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Variation C: Has smooth sand domes, SILVER hand rails, sheet metal pilot truck and steam chest are held in place by posts in the boiler casting, and the number is rubber-stamped on the sides of the cab. (1947)
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Variation D: Same as Variation C except that inside the cab there is a rubber-stamped 3/8" high "X."

No. 2466W Early Classic Box End
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No. 1666 Cab Interior Variation D
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