627 Lehigh Valley
Production: 1956 & 1957
Lionel's 627 Lehigh Valley diesel switcher is a model of General Electric's Center Cab Switcher. Produced in the 1950s, GE's Center Cab Switcher was the largest locomotive requiring only a single operator. With a nickname of 44-tonner, it was one ton shy of the limit for diesels to be operated by a single operator. Although Lionel's model is significantly longer in proportion when compared to the actual locomotive, it remains a nice representation of its real-life counterpart.
Standard features of the 627 Lehigh Valley center cab switcher include: red unpainted shell with white lettering, single-axle Magnetraction, die-cast trucks, metal end-railings, three-position E-unit, dual operating couplers plus an ornamental horn and bell. The 627 does not contain an illuminated headlight or functional horn.
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The length of the 627 is approximately 12 1/2" long (coupler to coupler).
Only Known Variation - All 627's are unpainted red with white lettering.
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