621 Jersey Central
The 621 Jersey witcher.
The 621 Jersey Central diesel switcher was produced for two years, 1956 and 1957. Lionel's version of the NW2 is an excellent representation of a real-life diesel switcher.
The plain blue exterior plus limited decals has made the 621 a less than exciting diesel, especially when compared to its cousin -- the 611 Jersey Central diesel switcher produced in 1957 and 1958. Although collectors and operators prefer the 611, the 621 -- along with its original box -- is actually harder to locate than the 611 diesel.
Standard features of the 621 include: unpainted blue shell, orange decal and numbers, single axle Magnetraction, three-position E-unit (with the lever accessible from underneath the frame), dual operating couplers plus a gold ornamental bell and silver ornamental horn. The 621 did not include an operating headlight.
The frame was always black with a center skirt. End railings, as well as sheet metal steps, appeared at each end of the frame.
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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 621's were produced with an unpainted blue mold and orange decals and numbers.
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