2035 K-4 Pacific
Production: 1950 & 1951
The 2035 steam engine was classified by Lionel as a K4 Pacific steam-type engine. The real life K4 Pacific was predominately used by the Pennsylvania Railroad and Lionel's model is a good representation of the actual locomotive.
The 2035 is a mid-size steam engine and classified by Lionel as an 027 gauge item. The 2035 is considered a quality locomotive and was Lionels only postwar K4 Pacific steam-type engine to include Magnetraction. The 2035 shares its boiler casting with two other Lionel locomotives -- the 675 and 2025 steamers. Externally, the 2035 is similar to the 2025 from 1952 while internally the main difference is the inclusion of Magnetraction on the 2035 which does not appear on the 2025.
Although the 2035 was available in Lionel sets and as a separate sale item, it is not an easy steam locomotive to find. Locating a clean 2035 steamer and tender -- especially with their original boxes -- will require some time and effort.
The 2035 steam locomotive has the following features: a 2-6-4 wheel arrangement with detailed driving-wheel hardware, three-position E-unit, smoke, Magnetraction, relatively plain spoked drive wheels, sheet metal trailing truck plus ornamental bell and headlight. The number on the keystone of the boiler front was always 5690 while the tender was always the 6466W whistling tender.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of a 2035 6466W tender is approximately 18 1/2" long (cowcatcher to rear coupler).
Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above. - The 2035 was only produced with a 2-6-4 wheel arrangement and always included the 6466W whistling tender.
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