624 Chesapeake & Ohio
Production: 1952 - 1954
The 624 Chesapeake & Ohio NW2 switcher was another high quality switcher produced by Lionel in the early to mid 1950s. Throughout the years these diesels have proven to be reliable and durable. The only common problem with the 624's are its decals. They are prone to flaking and peeling. Collector condition units with perfect decals are extremely difficult to locate.
Standard features of the 624 includes: two axle Magnetraction, three-position E-unit, headlight at each end, dual operating coil type couplers, front marker lights, wire handrail plus C&O decals, black ornamental bell, silver ornamental horn and a radio wheel.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The only variation to the 624 diesel is the number of stantions holding the wire handrail to the cab.
Ten stantions holding handrail - The less common variation from 1952.
Three stantions holding handrail - Shown in the photo above - The more common three stantion variation is believed to have been manufactured in 1953 and 1954.
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