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.
Follow the restorations on my work bench as I repair popular Lionel model trains.