Item pw-2507w

LIONEL PW-2507W 1958 2242 New Haven Freight Set


  • The 2242 New Haven F-3 AB Locomotive is one of the rarest if not the rarest of the 12 F-3 roadnames produced by Lionel
  • Similarly, this set is one of the rarest of all time, and is also one of the few sets manufactured during the post war period that had matching road names on some of the cars
  • Because of the rarity, many fake New Haven F3's exist. There are two important identifiers that distinguish real New Haven's from the fakes and counterfeits:
  • A. The molded simulated handle on the nose door was eliminated on the bodies used for the New Haven, This was done to facilitate heat stamping of the white NH on the door (Most Fakes will have the door handle)
  • B. The orange NH on the sides is heat stamped; fakes are silk screened
  • Please see our DVD's on collecting F3's for more information on counterfeits and fakes
  • The cars include a 3444 animated gondola with directions dated 5-57, a 6357 maroon caboose with metal trucks; a 6464-85 automobile flatcar with AAR trucks, a 6464-425 New Haven Boxcar with metal trucks and, usually with a full serif, and a 6468-425 New Haven Double Door boxcar with metal trucks and normally black doors, not brown
  • The factory did not include a transformer but did include 12 Super O , 3 straight track, 1 insulated track, 1 UCS 37-25, 1 #90 controller, 1 #43 power track section, and 2 #81-32 connecting coiled wires
  • Paperwork included 1 #39-7 Instructions sheet dated 5-59, a Service station list dated 56-57, instruction sheet for a single motor F3, and an operating packet 39-25. (operatin pak 39-25 includes a 37-25 uncoupling track section, # 90 controller, # 43 power track section, 2 # 81-32 connection wires, and 1 # 39-7 instruction sheet.)(One book indicates the operating pak is 39-5, Whether both were used alternatively is a quesiton that no one seems to have an answer for or know for sure. Some people say the 39-5 did not exist, only the 39-25.
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