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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 FA AA Unit Diesels LIONEL TRAINS UNION PACIFIC FA DIESEL No. 2023

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Lionel Trains Union Pacific FA Diesel double A units No. 2023 Variation B

Lionel Trains FA AA Unit DieselsThe Lionel Union Pacific FA No. 2023 would be the first of the Alco FAs that Lionel issued on their 50th Anniversary of making electric trains in 1950.
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The powered unit was equipped with Magnetraction, a horn that was operated by a D Cell battery, and a three position directional unit whose control lever was adjustable from underneath the chassis. A single vertical worm drive motor powers two axles and the lettering was heat-stamped on these units. There are three variations:

Front View of No. 2023 B Variation

Variation A: YELLOW body with RED stripes and lettering, and GRAY hood in front of the cab, roof, and truck side frames. Lionel had a problem in applying this GRAY paint to the hood, and after the first issues in 1950 it would be discontinued, resulting in:
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Variation B: YELLOW body with GRAY roof and frame, with RED stripes and lettering (1950).
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Variation C: SILVER body, with GRAY roof and BLACK lettering and stripes (1951).
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No. 2023 Set Box

Lionel Trains Union Pacific FA Diesel double A units No. 2023 Variation C
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All of the Lionel Alco FA units are designed to work on the tighter radius of O27 Gauge 5rack, but they will run equally well on O Gauge track.

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