Lionel pw-2350 painted n t3



  • This loco is a very rare variation of the New Haven EP5
  • The nose is painted instead of being decorated with a decal with adhesive backing
  • The "H" on the side is Orange , and the "N' and "New Haven" are white
  • See description of all 6 New Haven variations listed below
  • All New Haven EP-5's have 2 pantographs, single motor, metal frame and die cast battery box, die-cast trucks with operating couplers, magnetraction, 3 position E-unit, ornamental metal horns, battery powered horn. operating headlights and illuminated number boards with number 375
  • Painted in black, orange and white, the New Haven lettering and the N and H on each side are heat stampe
  • Most New Havens produced by Lionel were type 4, but there are 5 addtional, very rare variations. Types 1 thru 5, are identified in various books including Doyle, but we have found and identified type 6 as an additional variation which is not listed in the books
  • Type 1: Painted Nose, orange NEW HAVEN lettering, orange N and black H
  • Type 2: Decal Nose, orange NEW HAVEN lettering, orange N and black H (identical with type 1 except nose has a sticker)
  • Type 3, Painted Nose, white NEW HAVEN lettering, white N and orange H
  • Type 4: Decal Nose, white NEW HAVEN lettering, white N, orange H (identical with type 3 except nose has a sticker instead of painting)
  • Type 5 Identical to the most common version with white "N", orange "H", and white "New Haven" except that Lionel created an unusual version for unknown reasons, the upper orange, and the lower white tripes went completely through the doorjambs.
  • Type 6 This is almost identical to the unusual version with the upper orange, and the lower white tripes went through the doorjambs, only this has yellow body mold.
  • Note: The New Haven's EP-5 electrics were built by General Electric. Dubbed the 'rectifier' by enthusiasts, it was so named because the actual locomotive had DC motors that were fed current from AC overhead wire. In order for the motors to use this current, it had to be converted to DC by a huge rectifiers inside the loco
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