Lionel #224: Restoration #2
The Lionel Prairie 2-6-2 #224 is an O gauge locomotive produced in the first year of Lionel’s comeback in the postwar era, 1945. Like Lionel’s first year back, this is also my first attempt at restoring a Lionel O gauge engine. Luckily, the inner workings share a similar design to my more familiar American Flyer engines and the transition was easy. It was also refreshing to have great parts and wiring diagrams available.