Lionel Electric Trains Identification Guide Sub-Title
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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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LTC LockonThe Lionel LTC Lockon was available from 1950 through the end of the Post War Period in 1969, with only 1967 as the sole year that it was not available. Serving the same purpose as the CTC Lockon, this version has a light that lights up when ever power was being supplied to the track. The instruction sheets that we’ve seen call for a No. L363 lamp, but we recommend a No. L1445 lamp because of the extended voltage range and the fact that it will not get as hot.
The LTC clips to the side of the track to provide electrical connection. Two binding posts are used to wire the transformer to this lockon.

The number one post provides connection to the powered center rail and the number two post connects the outside ground rails to the transformer.
The LTC was issued in a number of different boxes over the years that it was in production and one is illustrated to the right. Included in the box were two No. 81-32 wires and an instruction sheet. There were a number of different printings of this instruction sheet. We’ve illustrated No. 23-10 dated 3-59 below. There are no variations.

LTC Early Classic Box End
Top View of LTC Lockon
No. 23-10 LTC Instruction Sheet
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