2359 Boston & Maine
Production: 1961 & 1962
The 2359 Boston & Maine GP9 diesel is almost identical to the 2346 Boston & Main GP9 produced in the mid 1960's. The 2359 included many premium features frequently missing on Lionel's GP7's and GP9's produced during the 1960's. To this day, collectors and operators still actively seek this engine as it is both a colorful engine with realistic graphics and markings as well as a very reliable diesel.
Although not mentioned in current reference guides, the 2359 B & M GP-9 diesel is significantly harder to locate compared to the later 2346 B & M diesel.
The 2359 Boston & Maine offered the following standard features: painted blue body, black painted ends, white lettering, three-position E-unit, two-axle Magnetraction, front and rear operating couplers, operating horn plus a headlight at each end and simulated horn on the shell. The frame and side railings are painted white.
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Only Known Variation - All 2359 diesels have a blue and black shell with white lettering and white painted frame.
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