EP-5 Rectifier Diesel
1957 & 1958

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The General Electric EP-5 electric diesel style locomotive was introduced by Lionel in 1956 with the New Haven roadname. Lionels model of the EP5 is an accurate representation of the real-life diesel. The 2352 Pennsylvania version was the third of only four EP-5's produced by Lionel during the postwar era. All postwar EP-5 are hard to locate in collector condition.

For those enthusiastic enough to install overhead wiring on a layout, the 2352 was built to use power from either Lionels center rail or from its functional pantographs. In either case, the 2352 is a smooth running and reliable diesel.

Standard features of the 2352 EP-5 include: painted brownish-colored body with a single gold stripe running the entire length on each side, gold lettering, single motor, magnetraction, three-position E-unit, horn, headlight, operating couplers at each end plus two functional pantographs, illuminated headlight and numberboards and an ornamental horn on each end.

An interesting note regarding the 2352 Pennsylvania EP-5 is its numberboard. All 2352's have the number 375 in the numberboard -- which happens to be the number on a real-life EP-5 Milwaukee Road diesel!

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
A common problem with all EP-5 electric diesels are the ends of the shell. Quite frequently, at least one end on the shell has a hairline stress-crack near the rivet below the headlight.

Only Known Variation - All Pennsylvania electric diesels have a brownish-painted shell with a gold side stripe and gold lettering.

2352 Pennsylvania EP5 Rectifier Diesel
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Pennsylvania EP-51957 & 1958:Brown Corrugated 1957 & 1958

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2352 Pennsylvania Rectifier Diesel
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Available inventory as of Tue Feb 9 03:00:01 2016 .
Seaside Trainz7/OB$1000.00Consigment Sale Here is a great set. As you can see all boxes directions and accessories are with this set. Owner is having me sell set as is. So breakman car needs wire reattached.
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$775.00Wed Jun 13 20:25:05 2012 Up for sale is the somewhat hard-to-find Pennsylvania EP-5 diesel. This diesel is all original and there are no reproduction parts nor decals on the locomotive. The diesel has been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and is ready to go.
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