Instruction Sheet: 623-17
623, 624 & 6250
Diesel Switcher

Page Last Updated 11/8/07


Item DescriptionComments
623 A.T. & S.F.9/52, 6/53 and 3/54 only
624 Chesapeake & Ohio9/52, 6/53 and 3/54 only
6250 Seaboard3/54 & 1/55 only

General Information

The 623-17 Diesel Switcher instructon sheet was printed in four consecutive years. It is a generic instruction sheet used for Lionel's premium NW2 switchers of the early 1950's. Although this is a common instruction sheet, those dated 1/55 are difficult to locate.

The wording on all instruction sheets are identical. However, there are subtle differences between each printing. To summarize:
* On the page 3 diagram of the '52 & '53 instructions, the phrase DO NOT OIL is in capital letters. For the later instructions ('54 & '55), this phrase is printed in mixed case lettering.
* Additionally, the service department listed on the 1952 instructions have a Hillside NJ address. The 1953, '54, and '55 instructions have an Irvington NJ address.

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Instruction Sheet Details

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Diesel Switcher
Title Sheet # Date Paper / Ink Color # of Pages Size
How to Operate Lionel Diesel Switchers with Magne-Traction 623-17 9 / 52 White / Blue 4 6.25" x 9.50"
6 / 53
3 / 54
1 / 55

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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.
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