Lionel 249E vs. 262 locos

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Lionel 249E vs. 262 locos
Posted by Train77 on Sunday, March 5, 2023 11:53 AM

Hello, I have very nice O gauge passenger cars, 607, 607 & 608 in the Girard green combination.  My research shows the set engine/tender that would have come with these is (1) black 262/262T, (2) gunmetal with nickel 249E/265TorW, (3) gunmetal with nickel 259E/1689TorW, (4) same color as cars green 253E, (5) black with nickel 259E/259T or 261T.

Having a black 259E already with a freight set, I am leaning towards the first two on the above list.  Having not seen either of these in person or finding out much about either, I was looking for opinions of anyone who has experience with them both. 

Thank you, Joe

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, March 6, 2023 6:44 PM

Welcome aboard!

Here's a 262e paired with 600 series cars:

And a 249e paired with the S G 600 cars you have:

Both are a better size match for the cars than the 259 you have.  I run my 259 with the Ives derived 1690 and 91 passenger and 1680 series freights.

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Train77 on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 10:17 PM

Thank you.  If I am seeing the images correctly, they are essentially the same, aside from obvious color and trim.  

Much appreciated!

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