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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 AB Unit Diesels LIONEL TRAINS MINNEAPOLIS & ST. LOUIS FA DIESEL No. 229

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Minneapolis & St. Louis FA Diesel AB units No. 229 Variation B
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Lionel Trains FA AB Unit DieselsThe Lionel Minneapolis & St. Louis FA No. 229 had its A Unit produced in 1961 and was joined by a B Unit one year later. Produced on a RED painted body with a WHITE stripe and heat-stamped lettering.
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This engine was equipped with a light in the A unit and a horn. A two position directional unit whose control lever was adjustable from the top of the body controled the direction of this diesel. A single vertical worm drive Type IIB motor powers two axles, one of which utilized Magnetraction.
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The body was mounted on a sheet metal chassis that have solid non-operating couplers.

There are two variations:
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Variation A: Single A Unit (1961)
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Variation B: Both A and B Units (1962)
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All of the Lionel Alco FA units are designed to work on the tighter radius of O27 Gauge track, but they will run equally well on O Gauge track.

No. 229 B Unit Box End
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No. 229 A Unit Box End
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