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Diesels, Electrics & Military Motorized Units

This Web Page Last Updated: October 21, 2020

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This page contains our current inventory of Postwar Lionel diesels and electrics plus military motive power. RDC Budd Commuter Cars (both motorized & "dummy" units) and Trolleys are listed on our Passenger Cars web page and Ballast Tampers, Burro Cranes, Fire Cars, Gang Cars, Inspection Cars, Maintenance Cars, Tie-Jectors and Track Cleaner Cars are listed on our RR Work Cars web page.

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* * * Click on "Grade" in the 3rd column heading for an explanation of grading.

Postwar Lionel Diesels, Electrics & Military Motorized Units
Catalog # Item GradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
41 U. S. Army
Yard Switcher
VG+ Yes $ 85 A 2-4-2 "UNITED STATES ARMY" gas turbine from 1956-57:
Photo of the other side.
Has an unpainted-black body with white heat-stamped lettering and black metal handrails plus operating tab couplers.
Photo of the front and the back.
Has one screw crack (no loss of plastic) plus some light scratches.
An "aerial" view.
This unit is very presentable as it is all original and clean overall with nice lettering and graphics -- plus all window struts are intact
Another "aerial" view.

This very low-mileage unit was serviced and it runs great! It is perfect for a layout with a military theme!
Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read more about 41 Army Yard Switchers.
68 Executive
Inspection Car
===> ===> ===> Click here to go to our Railroad Work Cars Page to read about a nice, boxed Executive Inspection Car from 1958-61!
212 United States
Marine Corps

Alco Diesel
E+/OB Yes $275 A dark-blue, painted "USMC" Alco diesel from 1958-59: has white heat-stamped lettering and a narrow white detailing stripe on each side.
Photo of the other side.
A few rust spots on the frame near the front on the right side plus a couple of chips in the striping and that's about it for flaws! It is sharp: very, very clean with nice striping overall and strong lettering.
Another view.
Has Magnetraction, an operating headlight and a 2-position E-unit.
An "aerial" view.
Has the original instruction sheet #212-59, dated 3/58 (stains & creases).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the open end of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; tape; tape residue).
Photo of the sealed end of the box.
The box is SOLID: complete, clean, square and sturdy!
Close-up of the manufacturer's data.

This low-mileage unit was serviced by us and it lights and runs great -- and it is in a very strong box! We have not had a boxed 212 USMC Alco in over seven years!
231P Rock Island
Alco Diesel
E++/OB Yes $295 A sharp-looking RI diesel from 1961-63: has a black-painted body with a red-painted middle stripe, white roofline stripe, white heat-stamped lettering and a white heat-stamped Rock Island herald on the nose. Has double-axle Magnetraction, a 2-position E-unit and an operating headlight.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
A few small chips in the white string on one side and that's it for flaws! It is gorgeous! The pilot (front apron) is completely intact and this unit is nice: very, very clean with crisp lettering, sharp striping and nice, vibrant paint!
Photo of the front.
This low-mileage and very peppy unit was serviced and it lights and runs great!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; remnants where original tape was removed; writing).
Another view of the box.
This Mead Containers box is solid: clean, complete, square & sturdy! In addition, a 231P box is rather scarce as most of the 231 Alcos produced came unboxed in uncatalogued sets!
Photo of the side with the manufacturer's identification.

An attractive and smooth-running engine in a very presentable box!
400 Budd
Passenger Car
===> ===> ===> Need some passenger train power?
Click here to go to our Passenger Cars Page to read about a great-running, motorized B & O Budd Passenger Rail Diesel Car from 1956-58.
610 Erie
NW2 Switcher
E+ Yes $850 Here's a scarce item: an "ERIE" diesel yard switcher from 1955 with a 1956 Lionel "Service Station Replacement" body! After the 610 Erie was discontinued, Lionel modified the NW2 shell to include a flat nameplate (letterboard) similar to the 611 Jersey Central, 613 Union Pacific and other models. The black-painted body has yellow heat-stamped numbering and a yellow heat-stamped Erie medallion on each side. Version with a chemically-blackened frame and platform railings and steps.
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction and operating couplers.
Photo of the front.
Has a few minor surface scratches on the cab and frame plus some rub marks on the cab's graphics and that's about it for flaws!
An "aerial" view.
The unit is very, very clean with a rust-free chassis -- plus the front of the cab is NOT cracked! It was serviced and this low-mileage loco runs great!
File photo showing the 610 with rare replacement body & the common regular production version.

This is the first 610 Erie NW2 switcher with the rare replacement body that we have ever had! If you like unusual items, take a close look at this engine!
611 Jersey Central
NW2 Switcher
E+ Yes $335 The very attractive and very popular "JERSEY CENTRAL" diesel yard switcher from 1957-58: cab has a two-tone paint scheme: unpainted royal blue and orange-painted body with the Statue of Liberty logo heat stamped on each side plus white heat-stamped lettering on nameplates.
Photo of the other side
Has Magnetraction and an operating headlight.
Photo of the front.
Some box rub and scuffs plus the common hairline screw crack in front (no loss of plastic) and that's about it for flaws on the cab; some minor paint loss on the frame and that's it for flaws on the chassis. This unit is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, strong lettering and nice graphics!
Two "aerial" views.

This good-looking loco was serviced and it is a smooth, peppy runner.
Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read more about 611 JC Switchers.
614 Alaska
NW2
Yard Switcher
E+/OB Yes $850 A very nice "ALASKA RAILROAD" diesel yard switcher made from 1959-60 and it comes in one of the MOST OBSCURE postwar Lionel boxes!
Photo of the other side.
Body is dark blue with yellow lettering plus Eskimo figure graphics and the unique yellow dynamic brake unit. The unit is the later version without the yellow outline on the builder's plate. Has Magnetraction, operating headlight and correct, 2-position reversing unit.
Photo of the front.
The frame has some paint loss on the left side and there are some light scuffs on the right side of the body and that is about it for flaws! The unit is very clean with crisp lettering and beautiful nice graphics plus the front is NOT cracked! Has a very clean and rust-free chassis.
An "aerial" view.
Serviced and this loco lights and runs great!

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scuffs; panel partially separated; tape inside; no coupler inserts).
Another view of the box.
This RARE box has both end flaps and all four inner flaps plus it is clean, square and sturdy!
Photo of the front of the box.

Very few collectors have ever seen a 614 box as the vast majority of Alaska engines came unboxed in Set #1611. This one is only the second separate-sale, boxed 614 we have ever offered for sale!

Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read more about 614 Alaska Switchers
624 C & O
NW2
Switcher
VG- Yes $135 A colorful Chesapeake & Ohio Yard Switcher from 1952-54: has a blue-painted body with unpainted yellow smokestacks and yellow heat-stamped numbering. It is the later version without "GM" decals and with three stanchions on each side that attach the wire handrails to the body.
Photo of the other side.
Has dual-axle Magnetraction, running lights (front and back) plus a blue-painted die-cast frame with yellow striping and dual operating coil couplers.
Photo of the front.
Various paint chips and box rub plus the smokestacks are reproduction items.
Photo of the back.
This loco is clean overall with nice vibrant paint, intact decals with only minor chipping and strong graphics. Has a nice clean chassis and this loco lights and runs great!
Two "aerial" views.

A prototypical-looking locomotive that is ready for your layout -- it was serviced and it is a tremendous runner as are all of these early, brawny NW2 switchers.
628 Northern Pacific
44-Ton Switcher
VG- Yes $ 70 "NP" GE 44-ton diesel switcher from 1956-57: has a black cab with yellow heat-stamped graphics and a yellow lower stripe; it comes with Magnetraction, headlight and operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Cab: common hairline screw crack (no loss of plastic) plus some scuffs and surface scratches but nothing severe. In addition, the yellow stripe was re-done (not bad but the yellow is not quite as dark as the original). Overall the cab is fairly clean with strong graphics.
Photo of both ends.
Chassis: one pilot is chipped on the side plus there are some paint chips and rust spots on the end railings and the frame but the chassis is fairly clean overall.
An "aerial" view.
Not in collector-quality condition, it is an "operator's special" -- serviced and this loco lights and runs great!

Also known as a "Steeple-Cab" diesel or a "Center-Cab" diesel, it is one of my favorite style engines. It's prototypical, peppy and rather odd-looking.
2023 Union Pacific
Alco AA Units
Power
unit:
E+/E++

Dummy
unit:
E+/E++
Yes $325 All-original UP diesels from 1950 only: very colorful yellow & gray paint scheme with red heat-stamped lettering on the cabs and red striping on the gray-painted die-cast frames.
Photo of the noses.

Photo of the left side of the Power unit.
Power A: Magnetraction, functional horn, operating coil coupler in the front, operating headlight & original number boards.
Photo of the right side of the Power unit.
The power unit cab has some minor box rub and that's about it for flaws. It is very clean with vibrant paint, sharp striping and a nice front decal.
An "aerial" view of the Power Unit.
The horn plate on the bottom of the power unit chassis has some discoloration (possibly from a battery that just started to leak) plus some minor chipping of the red stripe and that's about it for flaws on the chassis; it is very clean and there is no battery damage!
Photo of underside of the Power Unit's chassis.

Photo of the right side of the Dummy unit.
Dummy A: operating coil coupler in the front, operating headlight & original number boards.
Photo of the left side of the Dummy unit.
Has a scratch on the roof plus some minor paint loss in places and that's about it for flaws on the cab! It is very clean with vibrant paint, sharp striping and a nice front decal. Minimal flaws on the chassis! It is very clean with very nice striping!
An "aerial" view of the Dummy Unit.

The cabs match each other in color, lettering, striping and decals and they are among the nicest yellow 2023 Alcos we have ever had! Both units were serviced by us and they light and run great plus the couplers work and the horn works very well!
2023 Union Pacific
Alco AA Units
Power
unit:
VG-

Dummy
unit:
VG
Yes $160 All-original UP diesels from 1951 only: has a silver & gray paint scheme with black heat-stamped lettering and striping on the cabs plus black striping on the silver-painted die-cast frames.
Photo of the noses.

Photo of the left side of the Power unit.
Power A: Magnetraction, functional horn, operating coil coupler in the front, operating headlight & original number boards.
Photo of the right side of the Power unit.
The power unit cab has scratches and stains. The lettering and striping are nice and the front decal is intact.
An "aerial" view of the Power Unit.
The horn plate on the bottom of the power unit chassis has some minor tarnishing plus some minor chipping of the black stripe and that's about it for flaws on the chassis; it is very, very clean inside and there is no battery damage!

Photo of the right side of the Dummy unit.
Dummy A: operating coil coupler in the front, operating headlight & original number boards.
Photo of the left side of the Dummy unit.
Has some stains and paint chips. The unit is fairly clean overall with nice lettering and a nice front decal. The striping on the chassis has some chipping but the frame is very, very clean inside and out!
An "aerial" view of the Dummy Unit.

First silver & gray 2023 Alcos we have ever had! These hard-to-find Alcos have some flaws but they can represent a placeholder in your collection; however, they are perfect for an operator as both units were serviced by us and they light and run great plus the couplers work and the horn works very well!

These units are NOT collector-quality shelf queens but if you like to run your trains, here is a set of Alcos that will provide enjoyment for many years to come!
"2218" Union Pacific
GP9 Diesel
See Notes Yes $ 95 A fantastic item for an operator: a nicely-done custom-painted UP GP9 Road Switcher:
Photo of the other side.
Yellow painted body with a gray-painted roof and upper section plus a red-painted dynamic brake unit and red lettering.
Photo of the cab end.
Has Magnetraction, horn, an operating light on each end plus operating couplers.
Photo of the other end.
Minimal flaws on the cab; it is clean overall with strong lettering plus there are no cracks! The cab is in E+ condition. The frame has some scratches, paint chips, rust and moisture spots; however, there is no battery damage and it is in fair/good condition.
Two "aerial" views.

This locomotive is something Lionel should have done! With its prototypical Union Pacific paint scheme, it is very photogenic! It was serviced and it lights and runs great -- plus the horn works! The frame is not wonderful but the engine still looks good overall plus it is one of the best running GP9s we have ever had!
2243 ==========
Santa Fe
F3 AB Units
==========
Power
A unit:
VG-

Dummy
B unit:
VG-
Yes $235 Single-motor Santa Fe F3 AB units from 1956: the units have a colorful "warbonnet" paint scheme of red, yellow and black detailing with black heat-stamped lettering. The A unit nose is painted red; both units have closed portholes, louvered roof vents and black truck sides.
Photo the left side of the Power A Unit.
Power unit: Magnetraction, functional horn, operating headlight and original numberboards.
Photo of the right side of the A Unit.
Some paint chips and scratches plus the front was repaired; has the usual chipping of the nose decal. In addition, the silver is not as bright as when new. The chassis has some discoloration on the frame and some cleaned up battery damage (which did not affect anything inside).
Photo of the front of the A Unit.
Various flaws but it still looks decent as the striping and lettering are nice.
Two "aerial" views of the A Unit.

Photo of the left side of the Dummy B Unit.
Dummy "B" unit: some scratches, scuffs and stains in the silver paint -- primarily on the roof. In addition, the silver is not as bright as when new and the frame has some scuffs.
Photo of the right side of the B Unit.
The cab is intact and fairly clean overall with nice striping. The chassis is very clean overall.
Two "aerial" views of the B Unit.

These Diesels are in operator-quality condition and they are ready for a layout. The units were serviced and the horn, light and coupler all work on the A unit plus it runs great!
2321 Lackawanna FM
Trainmaster
E+/OB Yes $395 A good-looking gray-roof Lackawanna Fairbanks Morse diesel from late 1954 to 1956: has dual motors, Magnetraction, operating horn and a light on each end.
Photo of the other side.
Later version with redesigned light brackets and blank battery cover with a stick-on instruction label. (The initial versions had inverted L-shaped headlight brackets and an engraved battery plate cover.)
Photo of one end.
Cab: has the common (factory created) screw crack on each end (no loss of plastic) plus a few scuffs, paint chips and minor chipping of one decal; the metal catwalks are very, very clean and they are ORIGINAL! The cab is very clean with vibrant paint, nice crisp lettering and sharp striping. The decals are all ORIGINAL and look good!
Photo of the other end.
The chassis is also very, very clean with no battery damage and minimal flaws!
Two "aerial" views.
Has the original instruction sheet #2321-85, dated 9/54 (tears, creases, stains, discolored).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the sealed end of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; creases; lots of tape; lots of tape residue; scrapes).
Photo of the open end of the box.
The corrugated box was made by the St. Joe Paper Co. and has the year indicated by "4" on one side.
Photo of the manufacturer's data, identification & date.
Has the insert (missing one small coupler tab) and even with the flaws, this box is solid: fairly clean, square and sturdy!
Photo of the box insert.

With its twin motors and resulting pulling strength, the impressive-looking 2321 is one of the most powerful locomotives made by Lionel in the postwar era. This low-mileage FM was serviced and it lights and runs great -- even the horn works!
Our Archives Page has more on 2321 Lackawanna FMs.
"2329" Virginian Rectifier See Notes Yes $125 Where do I begin with this one? The cab was decorated as a blue & yellow Virginian Rectifier using decals for the lettering and numbering plus the chassis may have started out in life as a 2328 Milwaukee Road GP7 and the black frame was painted yellow (which is correct for a 2329).
Photo of the other side.
Cab: has rub marks plus some paint chips. In addition, the Virginian logo was (incorrectly) applied to the back end instead of the cab end plus the headlight lens is missing from both ends. (That part is available in the marketplace.)
Photo of the cab end.
Chassis: the repainting was not done professionally and was done many years ago so there are some paint chips on the frame. In addition, the Rectifier cab is slightly longer than a GP7 so un-original (longer) screws were used to mount the cab.
Photo of the other end.
The cab is all intact and clean with vibrant paint and crisp lettering. The chassis is fairly clean overall -- and there is no battery damage!
Two "aerial" views.

The 2329 is one of the most interesting-looking and colorful engines produced by Lionel in the postwar era and despite the issues, this rectifier looks very presentable as can be seen by the photos! It is perfect for an operator as it has Magnetraction, an operating horn and a light on each end plus a single (original) pantograph. It was serviced by us and everything works -- including the horn!
2343C Santa Fe
F3 B Unit


(Later Version)
===========
E+ Yes $395 A Santa Fe "B" unit from 1953-55: has louvered ventilators and silver trucks: note that "2343C" is the correct catalogue number even though this unit is the one that matches Santa Fe 2353 AA units; Lionel never catalogued any "B" unit as "2353C."
Photo of the other side.
Cab: some light scratches and scuff marks plus the usual discoloration associated with silver paint. The unit is very, very clean with nice bright silver, sharp striping & near-perfect Indian head logos! Has the original porthole lenses.
Two "aerial" views.
Chassis: minimal flaws! The frame and trucks are both very, very clean with very nice silver!

Adding a B unit to an AA package always makes the F3 diesels even more impressive looking!
2344 New York Central
F3 AA Units
Power A:
E+

Dummy A:
E++
Yes $650 A gorgeous set of New York Central EMD F3 diesels from 1952: this pair of AA units comes dressed in the traditional NYC paint scheme (dark gray with light gray "lightning-bolts" and white heat-stamped lettering). The units have wire-cloth ventilators, grab rails on the front, open portholes and matched, original red & white front decals. Both units have ORIGINAL porthole lenses. Version with small "GM" decals on the sides which helps to date this pair as having been sold in 1952.
Photo of the noses.

Photo of the left side of the Power Unit.
Power unit: Magnetraction, twin motors, functional horn, operating headlight and original numberboards.
Photo of right side the Power Unit.
The cab has some moisture spots on the edge of the roof on one side and that's it for flaws; the cab is sharp: vibrant paint, crisp lettering and nice striping!
An "aerial" view of the Power Unit.
The chassis has some minor paint loss and that's it for flaws. It is very, very clean and there is no battery damage!

Photo of the right side of the Dummy Unit.
Trailer unit: operating headlight, original numberboards and original black & white "GM" side decals.
Photo of the left side of the Dummy Unit.
Minimal flaws on both the cab and the chassis! The unit is very, very clean with vibrant paint, crisp lettering and nice striping.
An "aerial" view of the Dummy Unit.

These diesels were taken care of over the years! The units were serviced and everything works properly: both units light and the power unit runs great plus the horn works! They are ready for your layout or display shelf.

With its dual motors and resulting pulling power, the 2344 is one of the most powerful engines made by Lionel in the postwar era. Its prototypical design and paint scheme made it popular for both operators and collectors for over 65 years! These units have been together since "birth" as they are matched in every sense: the lettering, striping, decals, paint patina, paint shades and minor flaws are all similar! It is NOT a "put-together" pair!
2344C New York Central
F3 B Unit


(Later Version)
===========
======
E+++
Un-run
======
Yes $395 A beautiful NYC "B" unit from 1953-55 that was NEVER USED! Catalogued by Lionel as 2344C but with its louvered roof ventilators, it is the correct "B" unit to match the NYC 2354 AA units.
Photo of the other side.
Just gorgeous! It is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp striping! Has the original porthole lenses.
Photo of the roof.

Lonesome B units are hard to come by -- especially unused ones! This 2344C is sharp, all original and it is the nicest one we have ever had! Adding a B unit to an AA tandem always makes the F3 diesels even more impressive looking!

Need the box for this item? We just got one in!
Click here to go to our Original Box Web Page to read about a 2344C box with the original insert!
"2345" ============
Western Pacific
F3 AA Units

============
See Notes AAs

Noses

Roofs


Power A Left

Power A Right


Dummy Left

Dummy Right
$425 Here is an interesting set of F3s: blue plastic (non-WP or aftermarket or modern Lionel) shells that were painted and decorated in the Western Pacific roadname!

Painted silver with orange painted noses and orange painted middle side stripes and further decorated with black heat-stamped lettering, "2345" numberboards (that are probably repro items), GM decals on the sides and WP logos on the fronts. The units have louvered ventilators, open portholes (with reproduction lenses) and ornamental roof horns.

Power unit: Magnetraction, twin motors, operating coupler in front, operating headlight and a functional horn. The cab is gorgeous with beautiful graphics and nice bright silver; the chassis has scuffs and some paint loss but it is fairly clean and there is no battery damage!

Trailer ("Dummy") unit: operating coupler in front and an operating headlight. The cab is gorgeous with beautiful graphics and nice bright silver; the chassis has scuffs and some paint loss but it is fairly clean!

Note that each chassis may have started out in life as either a 2345 WP item or a 2343 Santa Fe item. In addition, the original shells for a pair of 2345 Western pacific F3s would have had screen ventilators.

Both cabs were professionally painted and these two engines will look great on display but since both units were serviced, they are perfect for an operator as they run great and everything works including the horn! These Diesels look much better than what the photos would indicate and they can easily serve as placeholders in your collection as finding either 2345 or 2355 Western Pacific F3s in collector-quality condition -- and at a reasonable price -- is virtually impossible!
2348 M & St. L
GP9 Diesel
VG Yes $185
SOLD
An operator's special: a great running Minneapolis & St. Louis Diesel GP9 Road Switcher from 1958-59.
Photo of the other side.
Red painted body & blue-painted cab roof plus heat-stamped lettering (red on white & white on red).
Photo of the cab end.
Has Magnetraction, horn, an operating light on each end plus operating couplers.
Photo of the other end.
Cab has some scratches and box rub in places but it is clean overall with strong lettering plus there are no cracks!
Two "aerial" views.
The frame has some scratches and moisture spots but it is also clean overall plus there is no battery damage!

The attractive-looking 2348 was new for 1958 and it was the first GP9 offered by Lionel. Although this unit is not pristine, it is still very presentable. It was serviced and this low-mileage Diesel lights and runs great -- plus the horn works!
2349 Northern Pacific
GP9 Diesel
See Notes Yes $ 85 The Northern Pacific Diesel GP9 Road Switcher from 1959-60:
Photo of the other side.
Black painted body with unique gold-painted crescent and ends separated by a red-painted stripe plus heat-stamped lettering (gold on black and red on black). Gold-painted frame.
Photo of the cab end.
Has Magnetraction and a headlight on each end.
Photo of the other end.

Two "aerial" views.
Good news and not-so-good news: once upon a time, this loco had a run in with a leaky battery and corrosion ate a hole in the frame and caused some additional damage in spots; the horn and the horn relay were removed and the frame was repainted but evidence of the leak is visible in spots. There was no damage to the motor or the reversing unit. However, the cab has some stains and discoloration in a couple of areas due to the leak.
Photo showing the worst part of the damage to the frame.

Even with the flaws described above, this piece still looks decent (especially from a few feet away) as the cab is intact with nice lettering, sharp graphics and vibrant paint. This engine is not in collector-quality condition but it is ready for a layout as it was serviced and it lights and runs great!
2354P/T New York Central
F3 AA Units
P-unit:
Ex.

T-unit:
See Notes
Yes $235 For the operator: a set of New York Central F3 diesels from 1954-55 (with dimple on the roofs).
Photo of the noses.
This pair of AA units comes dressed in the traditional NYC paint scheme (dark gray with light gray "lightning-bolts" and white heat-stamped lettering). The cabs have louvered ventilators, open portholes and original red & white front decals and original black & white "GM" side decals.

Photo of the left side of the Power Unit.
Power unit: Magnetraction, twin motors, operating headlight, original numberboards and original porthole lenses.
Photo of right side the Power Unit.
The cab has a chip (scrape) in the left rear corner (minor loss of plastic) and a few paint chips plus the front decal has some chips. The shell is very clean overall with nice paint, lettering and striping! Minimal flaws on the chassis; it is very clean (both inside and out).
Two views of the roof of the Power Unit.

Photo of the right side of the Dummy Unit.
Trailer ("Dummy") unit: operating headlight, functional horn, original numberboards and original porthole lenses.
Photo of the left side of the Dummy Unit.
The cab has a few paint chips and the front decal has some chips. The shell is very clean with nice paint, lettering and striping -- it is in E++ condition.
Two views of the roof of the Dummy Unit.
The chassis has battery damage which is visible from both the outside and the inside.
Photo of the underside of the Dummy Unit's chassis.

The units were serviced and they are ready for your layout. They run great and the horn works!

With its dual motors and resulting pulling power, the 2344 & 2354 F3s are among the most powerful engines made by Lionel in the postwar era. Its prototypical design and paint scheme made it popular for both operators and collectors for over 50 years!
2358 Great Northern
EP-5 Electric
Good Yes $375 A Great Northern Electric from 1959-60: has an orange- and green- painted body (on a gray mold) with three narrow yellow stripes on each side with "GREAT NORTHERN" heat-stamped in yellow; has an orange-painted heat dissipater plus green & yellow nose decals that contain the GN logo. Has Magnetraction, a functional horn and a light on each end plus operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Cab: various scratches, stains plus some scuffs and paint chips; has reproduction nose decals but they were applied many years ago and have aged nicely so they look close to original. Even with the flaws, the cab still looks decent as it has strong lettering and mostly intact striping -- plus there are no cracks! Has reproduction pantographs but they are older and have oxidized a little so they also look close to original.
Photo of one end.
Chassis: some paint chips and scuffs on the pilots; frame has some touch-up from some minor battery corrosion.
Photo of the other end.
This unit was serviced and it lights and runs great -- plus the horn works!
An "aerial" view.

With its striking green and orange paint scheme, it is a very attractive, very colorful and very photogenic engine! It is not high-quality but it is a scarce item that is generally out of reach for most collectors. This is only the second 2358 EP5 we have ever offered for sale -- it is a RARE engine that seldom shows up in any condition!!!
2359 Boston and Maine
GP9
Road Switcher
VG- Yes $165 An operator's special -- one of the best bargains we have ever offered: a B & M diesel from 1961-62:
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, a functional horn, operating couplers and a light on each end.
Photo of the cab end.
The shell has a screw crack (no loss of plastic) on the cab end plus some scuffs, scratches, paint chips and box rub. The frame has some scratches and paint chips plus it is yellowed with age. Various flaws but this unit has nice graphics, crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint! The chassis is fairly clean and there is no battery damage.
Photo of the other end.
This low-mileage loco lights and runs great! It is a peppy runner -- and the horn works!
Two "aerial" views.

What it isn't: it is not a pristine shelf queen in collector-quality condition! What it is: a 55-year-old-plus, prototypical-looking locomotive that has decades of running time ahead of it on someone's layout and/or around someone's Christmas tree!
3927 Operating
Track Cleaner Car
===> ===> ===> Click here to go to our Work Cars Page to read about a very clean, boxed operating Track Cleaning Car from 1957-60.

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The Diesel Engine was patented in 1892 by a German engineer -- Dr. Rudolph Diesel. However it took until the 1930's before steam locomotives started to be replaced by the more powerful diesels. This occurred because diesels could perform at higher speeds for greater distances without stopping for water along the way as required by steamers.

Lionel sold many different types of Diesel Engines in the Postwar era including the very colorful F3s, the powerful FMs (Fairbanks-Morse), the speedy Alcos (American Locomotive Company), the venerable NW2 Yard Switchers, and the sleek GP Road Switchers ("Geeps"). Some diesels offered headlights, some had horns, some had bells, and some had dual motors.

Modernize your railroad with a colorful and powerful Diesel Engine.

The first working electric rail locomotive was displayed and demonstrated at the Berlin Exhibition of 1879 by another German engineer - Werner von Siemens. American railroads perfected this technology to overcome the harsh problems caused by long tunnels built under cities and through mountains. The exhaust from a steamer threatened the lives of both railroaders and passengers. The powerful, fast and efficient electric locomotives solved this dilemma and also proved to be perfect for mining operations.

Lionel sold a limited number of Electric Locomotives in the Postwar era including the famous Pennsylvania GG1s, the peppy EP5s, and the attractive 2329 Virginia Rectifier.

Electric Locomotives will bring your railroad up to date.

As with others in the business of transportation, the railroad industry had to have a system to ensure that goods were sent to the right place AND they had to have a system to keep track of its own equipment. The railroad yard became instrumental in accomplishing both goals. Small gas turbine switchers and small Vulcan switchers became work horses as they jockeyed rolling stock from track to track to keep the railroads moving.

Lionel provided various Motorized Units during the Postwar era. These specialty items included Gas Turbines and Vulcan Switchers suitable for yard work and the odd-looking 520 Boxcab Electric which was modeled after a mining locomotive from Chile.

Motorized units will help keep your railroad interesting and moving.

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