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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. 249 LIONEL TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE No. 249

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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 249
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Lionel Trains Locomotive No. 249The Lionel Columbia Type 2-4-2-Locomotive No. 249 would be released one year after the No. 250 in 1958, and although they share the same tender there are differences. While the No. 250 had a three position directional unit, this locomotive had a two position unit whose control lever would protrude through the top of its Type III boiler right in front of the cab. Like the No. 250, it would have a RED ORANGE stripe and heat-stamped lettering on both the engine and the "PENNSYLVANIA" tender. There is no light in this locomotive and the tender came with AAR trucks with one disc coupler.
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Available only in 1958 as part of set No. 1590, this locomotive was designed to work on O27 track and it will also run on O gauge track. There are no variations of this locomotive.

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