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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. 246 LIONEL TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE No. 246

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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 246 with 1130T Tender Variation B
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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 246The Lionel Columbia Type 2-4-2-Locomotive No. 246 was available from 1959 until 1961. Produced on a painted BLACK Type VII or BLACK Type VIII body with WHITE heat-stamped number on the cab. Came with Magnetraction, and a two position directional control, it is lighted and has a headlight lens.
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This locomotive came with either a No. 244T slope back, or a No. 1130T streamlined tender that was equipped with AAR trucks with one disc coupler. There are two variations:
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Variation A: Type VII body with older Scout style mounting pin. The motor has a smooth bottom. (1959)
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Variation B: Type VIII body with a knurled motor mounting pin. Has a redesigned motor with a serrated bottom. (1960-61)
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This locomotive was designed to work on O27 Gauge track and it will also run on O Gauge track.

No. 246 Box End
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