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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. 243 LIONEL TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE No. 243

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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 243
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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 243The Lionel Columbia Type 2-4-2 Locomotive No. 243 was available only in 1960. Produced on a BLACK Type VI painted plastic body with a WHITE heat-stamped number on the cab, it has a metal sided motor and has added weights in the front and the rear of the locomotive to aid in its tractive effort. It is controlled by a two position directional unit. This locomotive was lighted and has a headlight lens and a liquid smoke unit equipped with bellows.

No. 243W Box End

This engine is the same as the No. 244 except that this locomotive came with a No. 243W square whistle tender equipped with AAR trucks and one disc coupler. There are no variations.
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This locomotive was designed to work on O27 Gauge track and it will also run on the wider radius of O Gauge track.
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No. 243 Box End
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