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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. 239 LIONEL TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE No. 238

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Locomotive No. 238 Variation A
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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 239The Lionel Lines Columbia Type 2-4-2-Locomotive No. 238 was available in 1963 and 1964. It has a BLACK plastic boiler with a plastic motor that has a ribbed bottom and a traction tire on the right rear driving wheel to aid in its pulling power. The motor is controled by a two position directional unit whose control lever would protrude through the top of the boiler between the two domes. This locomotive has a painted WHITE heat stamped number and running board stripe.
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Equipped with a headlight, headlight lens, and a liquid smoke unit, this locomotive was only released with a No. 234W Square tender that has a whistle mounted inside and early AAR trucks one of which has a disc coupler.
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There are two variations:
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Variation A: Uses a Type VIII body.
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Variation B: Uses a Type X body.
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A version of this locomotive has been found that is lacking the painted WHITE stripe. At this time it is unknown if this was a regular production, or merely a factory error. Reader verification is requested. Please use the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page if you have any information concerning this issue.
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This locomotive was designed to work on O27 Gauge track and it will also run on O Gauge track.


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