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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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The Lionel SP Type Cabooses LIONEL TRAINS SP TYPE A.T. & S.F. CABOOSE No. 6017-185

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Lionel Trains A.T.S.F. Caboose No. 6017-185 Variation A
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No. 6017-185 Box End
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The Lionel SP Type CaboosesThe A.T. & S. F. Caboose No. 6017-185 was produced in 1959 and 1960 on Type 3A and Type 4 dies. LIGHT GRAY painted RED or BLACK plastic SP Type with RED or MAROON heat-stamped lettering. Note that only the number "6017" appears on the sides of the car. Only one heat-stamp was made for this car so this number is always to the right on each of the caboose sides. A blackened sheet metal chassis with hand rails fastens to the body with tabs. This caboose came AAR trucks with one disc coupler. There are two variations:
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Variation A: Die 4 with ladder slots.
Variation B: Die 3A without ladder slots.

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