Presented for your bidding pleasure is the "holy grail" of Lionel Standard Gauge: the state brown 408E bipolar electric (circa 1929) in 100% original and 100% complete condition; it represents the epitome of tinplate collecting. From the supple brown cloth covered motor jumper wires and gold bottom build-a-loco motors, to the tiny screws that secure the shell to the frame and the pantographs to the shell , everything is 100% original with no enhancements of any kind. All drive wheels are original and stamped #12. The paint work has a rich homogeneous patina. I will let the pictures tell the story.Thank you for looking! Shipping will be at or very near actual costs, I do not charge any handling fees; I only cover my exact costs. For an item of this size and weight, I will not be able to supply an accurate shipping charge without an adress or zip code. The charge listed is only an approximate cost. Thanks for your patient understanding. As per Ebay protocol, payment is expected within 4 days of auction's end.