AT&SF NW2 DIESEL SWITCHER WITH RINGING BELL
|Built 1949-50. NW2 switcher with ringing bell. Black painted body with white heat-stamped lettering. GM and SANTA-FE decals. wire handrails lighted, front and rear coupler. Three position E unit. Two axle magnetractionThere are two sizes of GM decals and different placement of the decalThe small decal version with painted white 'Built by Lionel' is a rarity of 4+ - the only thing rarer are prototypes and small special runs of 50 or lessThe more common version has 'Built by Lionel' in raised unpainted letters molded in the bodyThe switchers with die-cast bases are one of the best running locos Lionel ever made and the added, nice, quiet, dignified bell in this model makes it oh - so nice and, we believe, so much nicer than the best digital railsounds of todayMaybe we're old fashioned but these locos always were the best and we believe always will be the best.
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