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611 Jersey Central

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Production: 1957 & 1958

History
The 611 Jersey Central diesel switcher was produced for two years, 1957 and 1958. Lionel's version of the NW2 is an excellent representation of a real-life diesel switcher.

Features
Standard features of the 611 include: blue shell painted orange, white lettering on the blue mold and blue lettering on the orange cab, single axle Magnetraction, three-position E-unit (with the lever accessible from underneath the frame), single headlight, dual non-operating couplers plus a gold ornamental bell, silver ornamental horn and the Jersey Central logo printed in blue on the side of the cab.

The frame was always black with a center skirt. End railings, as well as sheet metal steps, appeared at each end of the frame.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The blue shell can be located in various shades of blue -- none of which can be considered rare. Additionally, the center window support is fragile and is frequently found either cracked or completely missing.

Only Known Variation - All 611's have a blue mold painted orange.

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