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What is the base prototype for this locomotive?

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We got this set for my 8yr old son for Christmas.

Understanding that this is "not a real locomotive" (it can't pull more than about 6 cars), he has told me that he plans to ask Santa for "a real version".

So, first off, is this locomotive based on anything that actually existed, or is it something that Lionel dreamed up to sell with this inexpensive set?

If it is based on a real locomotive, what will this locomotive (#9431) be when it grows up? Santa needs to know (York is just around the corner).
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I vote with big Jim, I was thinking "industrial switcher locomotive" either way you will find many similar .
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