Lionel 256 Illuminated Freight Station Platform N. MINT
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The 256 Freight Station was introduced in 1950. Although it was only catalogued for four years, the 256 is a popular and common item. It's relatively narrow size makes this a popular item for the smaller layouts.This accessory is a non-operating item. However, it is illuminated and does require a minimal amount of wiring.
The 256 Freight Station has the following standard features: plastic base, white house with a green roof -- each piece being molded in its appropriate color, a black picket fence, green windows plus a frosted plastic simulated window. Illumination is provided by a light within the white house plus there are three metal signs on the picket fence.
This accessory is basically an on-off type item. It can be wired directly to the track or in many cases to a constant power supply such as another transformer.
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The only variations of the 256 Freight Station involve the metal signs on the picket fence and the presence of stick-on signs on the exterior of the white house.
As for the small metal signs, they are know to exist in several corporate logos. However, none of the companies appear to be rare or significantly harder to find.
The other difference is the presence of stick-on advertising billboards. On the exterior... read more