How Many Lionel #600 MKT Switchers Do You Have? More “Rare” Postwar those “Guides” Ignore
By Mike Stella
It was the least expensive diesel locomotive ever offered by Lionel. Only $13.95 for a SW type switcher in MKT markings. The #600 is a collectors delight with four variations, one so rare few have ever seen it and it goes without saying the “guides” totally missed it!
As inexpensive as the #600 MKT was when first introduced, Lionel still quickly found a way to reduce production costs.
“Never paint what you don’t have to” was an unspoken motto of postwar Lionel in an increasing effort to reduce costs.