623
A.T. & S.F.
NW2 Switcher
1952 - 1954


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History
The 623 A.T. & S.F. NW2 switcher is a high quality switcher produced by Lionel in the early to mid 1950s. Except for the number, the external appearance is the exact same as the 622 A.T. & S.F. NW2 switcher from 1949 - 1950. The only significant internal difference is the 623 does not include the 622's bell ringing feature.

Features
Standard features of the 623 includes: two axle Magnetraction, three-position E-unit, headlight at each end, dual operating coil type couplers, front marker lights, wire handrail plus GM & Santa Fe decals, black ornamental bell, silver ornamental horn and a radio wheel.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The only variation to the 623 diesel is the number of stantions holding the wire handrail to the cab. The variations include either a three stantion or a ten stantion version, neither being harder to locate than the other.

Three stantions holding handrail - Shown in the photo above - A common variation.
Ten stantions holding handrail - A common variation.

623 A.T. & S.F. NW2 Diesel Switcher
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
3 Stantions Holding Wire Handrailing 1952 - 1954:~ ~ ~ ~~
3 Stantions Holding Wire Handrailing 1952 - 1954:~ ~ ~ ~~

623 A.T. & S.F. NW2 Diesel Switcher Instruction Sheets
Title Size Form # Date Ink / Paper Color
How to Operate Lionel Diesel Switchers 6.25" x 9.50"623-176/53Blue / White
How to Operate Lionel Diesel Switchers 6.25" x 9.50"623-173/54Blue / White

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

623 A.T. & S.F. NW2 Diesel Switcher
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Available inventory as of Fri Apr 18 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$271.00Here's an extremely clean, original Santa Fe diesel. This loco has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works great. The exterior colors are vibrant, the side lettering is complete and not worn and the decals are complete and not flaking or peeling. Also included is a set of original instructions.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$324.00Here's an extremely clean, 3-stantion handrail version of the AT&SF switcher. The loco has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works great. The exterior colors are vibrant and the couplers work properly. Also included is its orig. box, insert and operating instructions.
Table generated at Fri Apr 18 16:42:52 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+$321.00Sat Dec 28 18:52:00 2013 This is a super clean, all-original Santa Fe switcher. It is the earlier, hard-to-find 10-stantion handrail version. The diesel has been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and works great. The motor runs great, the e-unit cycles properly and both lights work.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$369.00Sun Nov 10 11:32:00 2013 Here's an extremely clean, hard-to-find 10-stantion handrail version of the AT&SF switcher. The loco has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works great. The exterior colors are vibrant and the couplers work properly. Also included is its orig. box, insert and operating instructions.
Table generated at Fri Apr 18 16:42:52 2014 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
How to Operate Lionel Diesel Switchers with Magne-Traction623-173 / 19546$ 5.00Clean instructions on nice white paper, no signs of fading nor yellowing. There is a 2" tear on the top, but nothing is missing, it's simply torn.
How to Operate Lionel Diesel Switchers with Magne-Traction623-171 / 19558+$ 12.00Here's a nice and clean instruction sheet with very minimal fading. The corners are nice and square and there are a couple of minor tears by the fold lines. Overall, a nice, clean, collectable instruction sheet for your diesel switcher.
Table generated at Fri Apr 18 16:42:52 2014 .


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