The 2367 Wabash F3 AB units of 1955 were yet another set of high quality F3 diesels produced by Lionel. Although the 2367 lacked some of the detailed exterior features of the earlier F3s, their durability was still top-of-the-line. As with most of the diesels from that era, when properly maintained, they will run as strong today as the day they were produced.
With a slightly ususual sounding roadname -- Wabash (what does it mean??) -- as well as a realistic and eye-catching paint scheme, this diesel remains a desireable item for today's collector and operator. Since the 2367 was only produced for a single year, it is somewhat difficult to locate.
The 2367 was always sold as an AB combination and is known for its excellent power. With dual motors and Magnetraction, this locomotive can pull more cars than most of the other diesels produced. In addition to being available as a separate sale item, the 2367 headed up two O gauge sets in 1955: a three-car premium passenger set and a five car freight set.
The Wabash roadname also appeared on a Lionel F3 AB diesel in 1956 -- but under a new number, 2240. The most noteable differences between the 2240 and 2367 are:
- The 2240 has a single motor while the 2367 has dual motors.
- The middle white side stripe on the B unit was a bit shorter on the 2240 when compared to a B unit for a 2367.
- The 2240 was designated as an 027 diesel while the 2367 was catalogued as an O gauge diesel.
Standard features of the powered A unit include: blue body with gray painted roof and upper portion of the body, a thin middle white stripe and thick lower white stripe, yellow lettering, dual vertical motors, Magnetraction, functional horn, 3-position E-unit, operating front coupler with a non-operating rear coupler, illuminated headlight and number boards, two metal ladder steps on the rear plus dual ornamental horns and a single Wabash decal on the front.
Standard features of the non-powered B unit include: blue body with gray painted roof and upper portion of the body, a thin middle white stripe and thick lower white stripe, yellow lettering, front and rear die-cast non-operating couplers, plus metal ladder steps at each corner. Note that the B unit was only available with molded louvered roofs and closed portholes.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
When coupled together as an AB unit, the length of these F3s is approximately 26" long (coupler to coupler).
Only Known Varation - Shown in the photo above - All 2367's were blue with white side stripes and yellow lettering.
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