The 2350 New Haven EP5 Rectifier diesel was the first EP5 rectifier diesel offered by Lionel in the postwar era. It was soon followed up by two other EP5 rectifiers, the 2351 Milwaukee Road and 2352 Pennsylvania -- the later two introduced in 1957. Lionels model of the EP5 is an accurate representation of the real-life diesel.
For those enthusiastic enough to install overhead wiring on a layout, the 2350 was built to use power from either Lionels center rail or from its functional pantographs. In either case, the 2350 is a smooth running and reliable diesel.
This diesel has become a favorite to collectors. In addition to the common version, there are several paint and graphic variations. Each of them unique and some quite rare.