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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 F-3 B Unit Diesels LIONEL TRAINS SOUTHERN F-3 DIESEL No. 2356C B UNIT

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Southern F-3 Diesel B Unit
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No. 2356C Box End

Lionel Trains F-3 B Unit DieselsThe Southern F-3 No. 2356C B Unit was available from 1954 until 1956 and was released for separate sale the same years as the No. 2356 A Unit sets were offered. Like the A Units, the GREEN body has a painted GRAY lower stripe with a narrow YELLOW rubber-stamped stripe and lettering. The body has louvered roof vents and snap in porthole lenses. The chassis and trucks are painted BLACK. There are solid non-operating metal couplers at each end. The Southern was the only road name in which Lioenl printed the production number on the sides of the body. There are no variations.

All of the Lionel F-3’s are designed to work on the larger radius of O Gauge track. When used with O27 Gauge track this diesel will scrape the switch machine housing on the early version of the No. 1122 O27 Switches when passing through the curved turnout. Evidence of scrapes on the fuel tank of these diesels is a sure indication of operation on O27 track.
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No. 2356C Top View
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