2357
Lionel / SP
SP-Type Caboose
1947 - 1948


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History
The 2357 -- along with the 2257 -- shared in the introduction of the SP-type caboose into the Lionel family. The SP-type caboose was a dramatic change for Lionel as compared to the tinplate offerings carried over from the prewar era. It was a realistic caboose when compared to the prototype.

Lionel continued to offer more versions and variations of the SP style caboose in the ensuing years. The SP-type caboose -- in various colors and roadnames -- remained in the Lionel family until all production ended in 1969.

The 2357 caboose only remained in production for two years and is not easy to find.

Features
Standard features of the 2357 caboose include: painted Tuscan body, white lettering, end railings, brakewheels mounted on the inside or outside of each end railing, dual ladders, smokestack painted to match the color of the body, illumination, tool boxes plus staple-end trucks with two operating coil couplers.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
Aside from the 2357 described above, two other variations exist which are rare. Both have red bodies, one with a smokestack and the second without a smokestack.

The length of this caboose is approximately 7 1/2" long (coupler to coupler).

Painted Tuscan - Shown in the photo above - The most common version.
Painted Red, With a Matching Smokestack - A very rare variation.
Painted Red, Without a Smokestack - A rare variation.

2357 Lionel / SP Caboose
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Painted Tuscan 1947 - 1948:Art Deco with Insert 1947 - 1948
Painted Red, with a Matching Smokestack 1947 - 1948:~ ~ ~ ~~
Painted Red, without a Smokestack 1947 - 1948:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
The following inventory is available for sale from our website sponsors.

2357 Lionel / SP Caboose
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Available inventory as of Wed Aug 27 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$125.00Up for sale is a stunning, all original tuscan caboose with vibrant exterior colors and crisp, clean side lettering. The smoke stack remains fully painted and there are no nicks, chips nor cracks on the smokestack, frame nor caboose.
All Aboard Train Shoppe9/OB$750.00Up for sale is a near-Mint, factory-error caboose with printing on only one side of the caboose! The exterior colors are pristine and there is certainly no damage to the caboose. The frame, end-railings and trucks are free of rust and oxidation.
Table generated at Wed Aug 27 07:03:07 2014 .

Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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SponsorConditionPriceDateComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$ 85.00Tue Dec 18 07:10:38 2012 This tuscan caboose is nice and clean, smoke stack remains fully painted, no nicks, chips nor cracks on the smokestack. The frame and trucks are clean, no rust nor oxidation and the original box and insert are solid.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$ 98.00Sun Jan 8 16:49:18 2012 Here's a super clean, all-original caboose in great condition. The caboose shell's exterior paint is clean and free of nicks, chips and blemishes. The frame and trucks are clean and there is no rust nor oxidation on the metal components.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$ 98.00Mon Sep 23 17:31:47 2013 Here's a super clean, all original tuscan caboose with dual couplers, simulated tool boxes and illuminated interior. This caboose has vibrant exterior colors and crisp, clean side lettering. The caboose is straight, clean and and there are no nicks, chips nor cracks on the body.
Table generated at Wed Aug 27 07:03:07 2014 .

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