42
Picatinny Arsenal
Gas Turbine Switcher
1957


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History
The 42 Picatinny Arsenal Gas Turbine Switcher was produced for only a single year. These small locomotives -- generally referred to as Motorized Units -- are loosely design after real-life gas turbine switchers of the 1950s.

Lionels model, similar to the real-life version, was small and had limited pulling power. On average, it could only pull two or three freight cars. Lionel only offered the 42 as a separate sale item and never in a set.

Features
The 42 Picatinney Arsenal Switcher ran unchanged for the entire year. Standard features include: 2-4-2 wheel arrangement, olive body with white lettering, three-position E-unit, white side railings, high front and rear railings, operating front and rear couplers, metal side rode connecting the drive wheels plus an ornamental horn. The unit was never illuminated.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
A common problem with this locomotive are the thin window struts on each side of the cab. These struts are quite frequently found cracked or completely missing. Units with intact window struts will command a slight premium.

Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above. - All 42s were olive with white lettering and are hard to locate.

Inventory For Sale
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42 Picatinney Switcher
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Available inventory as of Thu Oct 23 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7/OB$387.00Now available is a clean, fully serviced and tested motorized unit produced for only a single year: 1957. This Picatinny Arsenal switcher is all original and includes a solid box and insert. Best of all, there is no rust on the locomotive.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$485.00Up for sale is a beautiful, almost condition 8, Picatinny Arsenal that was only manufactured for a single year: 1957. This one is all original, has complete, undamaged window struts and there is no rust nor oxidation on the wheels, handrails nor base.
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$595.00Tue Jul 29 19:07:50 2014 This is a beautiful motorized unit, almost in condition 8, that was only manufactured for a single year: 1957. This unit is all original, the window struts are complete and undamaged and the side lettering is crisp, complete and not worn.
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Related Paper Products For Sale
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