2432, 2434, 2435, 2436 Streamlined
Production: 1954 - 1958
The 2432 Clifton vista-dome, 2434 Newark pullman, 2435 Elizabeth pullman and either the 2436 Moosehart or Summit observation passenger cars are updated versions of 2421, 2422, 2423 and 2429 passenger cars offered by Lionel in the early 1950s. However -- unlike earlier streamlined passenger car sets -- Lionel now included a Vista-Dome passenger car. The 2432 Clifton was Lionel's first short series passenger car Vista-Dome produced in the postwar era.
During the five year production run, Lionel offered a total of ten different passenger sets with these red lettered passenger cars. In addition to both steam and diesel outfits, Lionel created two, three and four car sets. Needless to say, there was a set for everyone's preference. In addition to boxed sets, the passenger cars were also offered as a separate sale items. Most experienced collectors believe production of these cars ended in 1958 with leftover inventory being catalogued and sold in 1959.
As with most silver painted items from the postwar era, the silver paint is easy to nick, mark or scratch. Clean examples are hard to find and will command a premium in the marketplace.
Standard features on the red lettered passenger cars include: painted silver bodies with red lettering, silhouetted window strips, die-cast passenger car trucks with operating couplers plus interior illumination.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
Only Known Version - Shown in the photo above - All red lettered cars are painted silver with red lettring.
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