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This caboose was produced from 1945 to 1947 and was the first caboose produced in the Post-War era. Produced with brown paint in two configurations - the first with a centered cupola, and another with offset one. The reference book value listed in Greenberg's 2020 price guide for the offset version is $590 compared to $53 for the centered version in excellent with white lettering (there is also a red version with centered cupola valued at $38). Designed and produced before WWII, it represented one of two attempts by Lionel to use metal to create a more realistic looking caboose - until plastic was invented. It is one of our favorites and is extremely good looking and well proportioned, with an all-metal body. It is identical to the Pre-War caboose #2757, except for the Post-War couplers/trucks replacing the Pre-War trucks. Note the number on the caboose is not the catalog number. All the lettering and numbering on the body was rubber-stamped in white. The roof also had a diecast smokestack. The windows on the sides of the body were celluloid glazed, but the windows at the end of the body were all open. The caboose also had interior illumination and either coil coupler (rarer) or magnetic coupler, and usually one truck with no coupler. Usually bar-end trucks.


18152LNOB EXTREMELY RARE VAIATION OF THE LIONEL 2457 PENNSYLVANIA N5 CABOOSE (ALL METAL) -> C-8 Like New - Free of blemishes, nicks or scratches; original condition throughout; very little sign of use. With Original Box

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