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State Green 408E Loco

This 1929-30 loco is 100% original except for the eight drive wheels. They are the black replacements that Lionel sold to service stations in the 1940's. The sides are TCA Excellent. The roof and top of the noses suffered from 50 years of attic dust. It has a great frame and two Lionel Super motors.

Contrary to the belief of some that all State Green 408E's were factory repaints. This loco was not. It is all original "Spec. Green" with no evidence anywhere of any other paint color. Special Green is the name Lionel used for this color which was also used on the sides of State cars. Hence collectors call it State Green. 


Real bad flash in the next photo. Note the four original acetate flags.

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