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Diesels, Electrics & Military Motorized Units

This Web Page Last Updated: January 16, 2017

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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
55 PRR
Tie Jector
===> ===> ===> Click here to go to our RR Work Cars Page to read about a sharp, boxed PRR Tie Jector from 1959-61.
57 AEC
Yard Switcher
E+/OB Yes $995 A good-looking 2-4-2 "ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION" Vulcan Switcher from 1959-60: white with red-painted cab sides and white heat-stamped lettering; has dual operating tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
One window strut was professionally repaired and it was done so well that it is extremely difficult to detect!
A view of the front.
The unit also has the common issue of the white having changed to cream over the years. However, the cream color is uniform and so the piece is still very, very attractive! It is very, very clean overall and there are no screw cracks.
A view of the back.
This very low-mileage "baby" diesel was serviced by us and it runs great!
An "aerial" view.
Has the original instruction sheet (#57-10), dated 9/59.
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing the front panel and the small "push" tab; tears; creases; tape inside; scrapes).
Another view of the box.
A very nice clear window was substituted for the front panel.
Photo of the front of the box without the insert.
Has the original insert!
Photo of the box insert.
Despite the flaws, the box is decent as it is fairly clean, square and sturdy!
Photo of the front of the box with the insert inside.

The 57 AEC switcher would look realistic hauling the 6805 Atomic Waste Car: in 1954 Congress passed the Atomic Energy Act Amendments of 1954, which for the first time made the development of commercial nuclear power possible. The act assigned the AEC the functions of both encouraging the use of nuclear power and regulating its safety. The AEC's regulatory programs sought to ensure public health and safety from the hazards of nuclear power without imposing excessive requirements that would inhibit the growth of the industry.

We have had very, very few AEC switchers over the years and this is only the second time we have had the 57 boxed! It is a rare piece with a rare instruction sheet and in a SUPER RARE BOX!

Price for just the switcher without the box, insert & instruction sheet: $850 plus shipping.
60 Trolley ===> ===> ===> Click here to go to our Passenger Cars Page to read about the rarest Trolley made by Lionel: a clean, boxed, BLACK-lettered Trolley from early 1955 with the MOTORMEN!
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!
217 B & M
Alco AB Units
A unit:
E++

B unit:
E-
Yes $195 A set of all-original Boston & Maine Alco AB diesel units from 1959 only:
Photo of the Power unit.
Power unit: has Magnetraction, headlight and a 3-position E-unit.
Photo of the other side.
Very attractive black and blue paint scheme!
Photo of the front.
Very, very clean with crisp lettering, nice striping and vibrant paint plus the pilot (apron) is completely intact! In addition, this low-mileage loco was serviced and it lights and runs great!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the Dummy unit.
The B unit has a hairline screw crack on one end (no loss of plastic and can only be seen if the shell is removed) plus a small ding (chip) in one corner.
Photo of the other side.
Overall, the unit is nice: very, very clean with sharp graphics and nice vibrant paint!
Another view of the Dummy unit.
The blue color of the B unit is the same as the A unit -- it is a perfectly matched set! (Some 217s were sold as mismatched pairs with the color of one unit being blue and the other teal.)
Two "aerial" views.

The 217s do not show up for sale very often and this is only the third 217 set we have ever had!
400 Budd
Passenger Car
===> ===> ===> Need some passenger train power?
Click here to go to our Passenger Cars Page to read about a good-looking, great-running, motorized B & O Budd Passenger Rail Diesel Car from 1956-58.
600 M-K-T
NW2 Switcher
Ex. Yes $175 The Missouri-Kansas-Texas diesel yard switcher from 1955 only: unpainted red cab with white heat-stamped numbering and medallions. Version with black-painted frame and chemically-blackened platform railings and steps.
Photo of the other side.
Has single-axle Magnetraction and operating couplers.
Photo of the front.
Common hairline screw crack in front (no loss of plastic and it can only be seen if the front is scrutinized with good lighting) plus the "600" on one side has some rub marks. That's about it for flaws; this unit is clean with strong graphics overall and it has a nice, rust-free chassis.
An "aerial" view.
This good-looking, low-mileage loco was serviced and it runs great!
Another "aerial" view.

The 600 M-K-T does not show up in the marketplace very often in nice condition!
602 Seaboard
NW2 Switcher
E++/OB Yes $425 The red and black "SEABOARD RAILROAD" diesel yard switcher from 1957-58: has Magnetraction, a functional horn and an operating headlight.
Photo of the other side.
A few paint chips on the edge of the frame and that's about it for flaws! It is sharp: very, very clean with nice lettering and perfect decals -- and the front is completely intact with no cracks!
Photo of the front.
The frame is equally as nice -- no battery damage and the rust-free chassis is clean inside and out!
Two "aerial" views.
Lights and runs great plus the horn works!
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Has the original instruction sheet #602-19, dated 5/57 (tears, creases, wrinkled).

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (creases; stain; "aged" look; factory tape residue; no coupler inserts). This extremely hard-to-find box is SOLID: it has both end flaps and all four inner flaps plus it is fairly clean, square and sturdy -- and there is no un-original tape anywhere! It is the nicest 602 box we have ever had!
Another view of the box.

Check your collection: we have had very few 602 Seaboard switchers over the years as it is not an easy engine to find! This good-looking, low-mileage unit was serviced by us and it is ready for your display shelf or layout.
610 Erie
NW2 Switcher
Ex. Yes $225
On
HOLD
An "ERIE" diesel yard switcher from 1955 only: has a black-painted body plus yellow heat-stamped numbering and a yellow heat-stamped Erie medallion on each side. Version with chemically-blackened frame and platform railings and steps.
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction and operating couplers.
Photo of the front.
Common hairline screw crack in front (no loss of plastic can only be seen if the front is scrutinized with good lighting), some minor rub marks on the graphics and the frame has some paint loss on one side.
An "aerial" view.
The unit is very clean overall with a rust-free chassis. It was serviced and this low-mileage loco runs great!

Only the second Erie NW2 switcher we have ever offered for sale! It is not an easy engine to find in nice condition.
621 Jersey Central
NW2 Switcher
E+/OB Yes $295 A "JERSEY CENTRAL" diesel yard switcher from 1956-57: cab is royal blue with orange heat-stamped numbering and orange Statue of Liberty logo on each side.
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, a functional horn and operating couplers.
Photo of the front.
Has the usual hairline screw crack (no loss of plastic) plus some box rub on the frame. That's it for flaws; the engine is very, very clean with crisp numbering and sharp decals! The chassis is clean overall and there is no battery damage!
An "aerial" view.
The engine is a very strong runner and the horn works!

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; puncture; some dirt; original tape residue).
Another view of the box.
A solid box: fairly clean, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!

A good-looking 621 diesel and it comes in a box that is very hard to find! This low-mileage unit was serviced by us and it is ready for your display shelf or layout.
Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read more about 621 JC Switchers.
622 Santa Fe
NW2 Yard Switcher
E+/OB Yes $575 The A.T.S.F. bell-ringing diesel switcher from 1949: has a black-painted body with white heat-stamped lettering plus Santa Fe and GM logos. This example is one of the more desirable versions with a small GM decal on each side and "622" stamped on the nose.
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, lights (front and rear) and a die-cast frame with operating coil couplers.
Photo of the front.
Minimal flaws! The engine is very, very clean with strong lettering and near perfect decals! The cab is intact and the frame is straight. This unit was serviced and it is ready for your layout; the bell works well and the unit is a tremendous runner as are all of these early NW2 switchers.
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scrapes; tape; tape residue; a few stains).
Another view of the box.
Has the insert and this box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the box insert.

A sharp locomotive! This is the first 622 Yard Switcher in collector-quality condition that we have ever had available for sale! The engine is very hard to find and the box is even harder to find!

Except for the number, the 622 (designated by Lionel as an O-gauge engine) is the same engine as a 6220, which was sold with "027" track. The 622 is harder to find than its counterpart. It is one of Lionel's deluxe engines of that era with ornamental bell, ornamental whistle, radio wheel, marker lenses and wire handrails.
626 Baltimore & Ohio
44-Ton Switcher
E+/OB Yes $275 A good-looking B & O 44-ton diesel switcher from 1957 only: cab is un-painted blue with yellow heat-stamped lettering and a yellow lower stripe. Has a yellow-painted frame plus Magnetraction, headlight and operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The drip rail on the edge roof of the cab has a couple of chips plus the typical hairline screw crack (no loss of plastic) and a few paint chips on the frame's end railings. That's it for flaws -- the loco is very clean with crisp lettering! The frame is also very clean and rust-free with nice vibrant paint.
Another view of the loco.
Serviced by us and this loco lights and runs great. Also called the "Center Cab" diesel or "Steeple Cab" diesel, it is one of my favorite style engines. It's prototypical, peppy and rather odd-looking.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; stains; creases; tape inside; somewhat distorted; no inserts).
Another view of the box.
Some imperfections but the box has both end flaps and all four inner flaps plus (other than one piece of tape inside), no one has attempted to repair it. It is also one of the hardest postwar Lionel boxes to find!
Photo of the original instruction sheet.
Has the original instruction sheet #626-15 dated 4/56 (discolored; tears; creases; piece missing).
Another view of the original instruction sheet.

Only available as a separate-sale item, the 626 NEVER headed up a single set and hence seldom shows up in the marketplace -- especially boxed! This is only the second 626 B & O switcher we have ever offered for sale -- and it's a nice one!
2032 Erie
Alco AA Units
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Power Unit:
E++
Un-run


Dummy Unit:
E+++
Un-run


Master Carton
=======
Yes $695 A pair of all-original Erie Diesels from 1952 that were NEVER USED!!!
Photo of the Diesels.
Stunning black color with yellow graphics and striping. This Alco combination is the early version of the Eries with smooth roofs. (The later version was produced with each unit having a raised dime-sized mold detail on the roof over the motor area.)
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.
Minimal flaws! The power unit is very, very clean with vibrant paint, sharp striping and nice decals.
Two "aerial" views of the Power Unit.

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.
Minimal flaws! The dummy unit is very, very clean with vibrant paint, sharp striping and nice decals.
Two "aerial" views of the Dummy Unit.

Photo of the Master Carton.
Grade 7+ original Master Carton.
Another view of the Master Carton.
This corrugated box was made by the St. Joe Paper Company.
Photo of the manufacturer's data, identification & date.
Tears, creases and some discoloration resulting from tape removal.
Photo of the bottom of the box.
Has all three inserts and this box is SOLID: clean, complete, square, sturdy -- it is a brick!
Photo of the box inserts.

Has the original instruction sheet #2032-21 dated 6/52, original inspection slip and the two pieces of original Lionel wrapping paper (tears, stains, creases) that were provided by the company to help protect the units.
Photo of the instruction sheet, inspection slip and the Lionel wrapping paper.

This early-style Alco combination is one of the more desirable engines made by Lionel -- great runners and very durable as each unit has die-cast frames and die-cast truck sides. Finding a pair of unused twin diesels of any roadname is very, very unusual and this 2032 AA combination is one of the nicest sets we have ever had! Both units were "bench tested" and everything works perfectly -- including the horn!
2321 Lackawanna
F-M
Trainmaster
E+/OB Yes $425 A sharp maroon-top Lackawanna-Fairbanks Morse diesel from 1954:
Photo of the other side.
Has dual motors, Magnetraction, operating horn and a light on each end.
Photo of one end.
Cab: minor cosmetic flaws, the metal catwalks have some small rust spots and the ends have the common (factory created) screw crack (no loss of plastic). It is very clean overall with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint! In addition, both the metal side rails (catwalks) and the metal end rails are ORIGINAL!
Photo of the other end.
Chassis: very clean with no battery damage and minimal flaws!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (minor tears; a few punctures).
Another view of the box.
The corrugated box was made by the St. Joe Paper Co. -- and the year is indicated by "4" on one side.
Photo of the manufacturer's data, identification & date.
The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the box insert.
Has the insert (stains and missing a small top layer of one of the fold-over retaining tabs).
Another view of the box insert.
The stains are mostly contained to the inside of the insert and were probably caused by someone over lubricating the engine; thankfully there are absolutely no stains on the inside of the box!
Photo of the inside of the box insert.

Has the original instruction sheet #2321-85, dated 9/54 (creases, dirt and stains).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

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 very-low-mileage unit was serviced and it is ready for your display shelf, layout or Christmas tree! It lights and runs great -- even the horn works! The maroon top 2321 was the very first F-M offered by Lionel and it is much harder to find than the later gray top version.
Our Archives Page: more information on 2321 Lackawanna FMs.
2322 Virginian FM Trainmaster E+++/OB Yes $650 A spectacular Virginian Fairbanks-Morse diesel from 1965: version with an unpainted blue body with wide yellow-painted upper and lower stripes plus yellow rubber-stamped lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Has dual motors, Magnetraction, a functional horn and a light on each end.
Photo of one end.
Minimal flaws! It is very, very clean with vibrant paint, crisp lettering & intact decals -- plus there are NO screw cracks!!!
Photo of one end.
Has the original metal catwalks and hand rails that are clean and rust free!
Two "aerial" views.
Has the original Warranty Card & a photocopy of an original instruction sheet #2322-10 (dated 6/65).
Photo of the instruction sheet and warranty card.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (soft).
Another view of the box.
The corrugated box was made by the United Container Co. and the box helps to date this loco as a 1965 item.
Photo of the manufacturer's information and date.
Has the insert (missing one small piece) and even with the flaws, this box is useful as it is clean and square -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere! It will protect the engine in shipment and in storage.
Photo of the box insert.

With its twin motors and resulting pulling strength, the eye-catching 2322 is one of the most powerful locomotives made by Lionel in the postwar era. This extremely low-mileage unit is gorgeous plus it was serviced and it lights and runs great! Even the horn works!
2329 Virginian Rectifier Ex./OB Yes $675 A blue & yellow Virginian Rectifier from 1958-59 -- one of the most interesting-looking and colorful engines produced by Lionel in the postwar era.
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, an operating horn and a light on each end plus a single pantograph.
Photo of one end.
Some factory glue residue around the end decal, a light scuff mark on one side and a little chipping on one end where the frame railings meet the cab below the decal. The flaws are not severe and the cab still looks great as it is very, very clean with vibrant paint, crisp lettering, nice decals and beautiful graphics!
Another view of this unique locomotive.
Usual (very small) paint chips on the frame and metal frame railings and that's about it for flaws on the chassis. It has no battery damage and the chassis is clean inside and out with nice vibrant yellow paint!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (small tears; minor writing; small pieces of tape; glue residue; no coupler inserts). The box is solid: fairly clean, square and sturdy -- plus it is a very difficult one to find.
Another view of the box.
The corrugated box was made by the St. Joe Paper Company.
Photo of the manufacturer's information.

We have not had many 2329s for sale over the years in any condition but this one looks great and it is ready for your layout or display shelf. This very-low-mileage unit was serviced and it lights and runs great plus the horn works!
2348 M & St. L
GP9
Road Switcher
E+ Yes $475 A Minneapolis & St. Louis Diesel from 1958-59:
Photo of the other side.
Red painted body with a blue-painted cab roof plus heat-stamped lettering (red on white and white on red). The 2348 was new for 1958 and it was the first GP9 offered by Lionel.
Photo of the one end.
Has Magnetraction, a functional horn and an operating headlight on each end.
Photo of the other end.
Cab: a few discoloration spots on the cab roof plus a little box rub and that's about it for flaws! It is very clean overall with very nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering.
An "aerial" view.
Chassis: a couple of rust spots on the frame and that's it for flaws; it is very clean with NO battery damage!

With its colorful and very attractive decorating scheme, the M & St. L "Geep" will look great on either a display shelf or on a layout as it was serviced and it is a smooth and very peppy runner plus everything works -- including the horn!
2349 Northern Pacific
GP9
Road Switcher
E++/OB Yes $825
SOLD
The Northern Pacific GP9 Diesel from 1959-60:
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, a functional horn and a headlight on each end.
Another view.
Black painted body with unique brilliant-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 with operating couplers.
Photo of the other end.
All original with minimal flaws; this unit is stunning: nice lettering, sharp graphics and vibrant paint on both the frame and the cab! The chassis is just as clean and there is no battery damage!
Two "aerial" views.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #2348-14 dated 8/59 (stains).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (tears; creases; puncture; discoloration from a couple of small pieces of tape on one end).
Another view of the box.
This Mead Containers corrugated box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the manufacturer's data.

Serviced and everything works properly -- even the horn works! This very, very low-mileage 2349 "GEEP" (General Purpose) Diesel is a powerful runner and can easily handle its consist. One of the nicest 2349 Geeps we have ever seen!
2359 Boston and Maine
GP9
Road Switcher
E++ Yes $475 A sharp B & M diesel from 1961-62:
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, horn, operating couplers and a light on both ends.
Photo of one end.
A little box rub on the cab and the frame is not as white as it was when new. That's about it for flaws -- this unit is very, very clean with nice graphics, crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint! The chassis is also very, very clean inside and out and there is no battery damage.
Photo of the other end.
This extremely low-mileage loco lights and runs great! It is a peppy runner -- and even the horn works!
Two "aerial" views.

A great running, very attractive and very photogenic engine that is ready for your layout or display shelf.
2363 Illinois Central
F3 AB Units
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Power A:
E+

Dummy B:
E++
========
Yes $1,295 Here's a set of diesels that we rarely have available for sale: the Illinois Central F3 AB units from 1955-56: brown with orange & yellow detailing stripes plus black lettering, closed portholes and louvered roof vents.
Photo of the Power Unit.
Power unit: Magnetraction, twin vertical motors, functional horn & operating headlight.
Photo of the other side of the Power Unit.
A few small paint chips plus a little box rub in various spots and that's about it for flaws!
Photo of the front of the Power Unit.
The unit is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and strong lettering. The chassis is also very, very clean with no battery damage. It is all original including the numberboards.
An "aerial" view of the Power Unit.

Photo of the "B" Unit.
Dummy "B" unit: all original!
Photo of the other side of the "B" Unit.
Minimal flaws: just some box rub in one corner and on the decorative fans on the roof. Overall, this unit is sharp: very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, strong lettering and gorgeous striping!
An "aerial" view of the "B" Unit.

With its dual motors and resulting pulling power, the 2363 Illinois Central is one of the most powerful engines made by Lionel in the postwar era. Note that the 2363s are not very photogenic and the units look much nicer than the photos would indicate. These good-looking and great running units are ready for your display shelf or layout as everything works, including the horn!
2367 Wabash
F3 AB Units
Power A:
E++

Dummy B:
E+
Yes $975 The sharp-looking blue and white Wabash F3 AB units from 1955 only.
Photo of the Power unit.
Power unit: Magnetraction, twin vertical motors, functional horn, operating headlight & original numberboards.
Photo of the right side of the Power unit.
A few paint chips and some box rub and that's about it for flaws on the cab. The shell is very, very clean with nice striping, crisp lettering, sharp striping and nice vibrant paint.
Photo of the front of the Power unit.
The edges of the frame have some paint chips but overall the chassis is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint -- and there is no battery damage.
Another photo of the front of the Power Unit taken from another angle.
Lights and runs great -- plus the horn works!
Two views of the Power unit's roof.

Photo of the "Dummy" B unit.
Dummy unit: all original and it is the correct "B" unit for the 2367 double-motor Wabash F3 as it has the full-length white center stripe on the sides. (The "B" unit for the 2240 single-motor Wabash F3 has a less-than-full-length white center stripe.)
Photo of the other side of the "B" Unit.
A couple of scratches and some paint chips and that's about it for flaws. The unit is very clean with crisp lettering, sharp striping and nice vibrant paint! Minimal flaws on the chassis -- it is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint!
Two views of the B unit's roof.

With its dual motors and resulting pulling power, the 2367 is one of the most powerful engines made by Lionel in the postwar era. Its attractive paint scheme makes it a nice shelf piece as well. This 2367 AB combination is one of the nicest pairs we have ever had!
2383 Santa Fe
F3 AA Units
Power A:
VG

Dummy A:
Ex.
Yes $325 Santa Fe F3 diesels from 1958-63: these AA units are dressed in the silver and red warbonnet paint scheme with red, yellow and black rubber-stamped detailing stripes! The units have louvered ventilators, closed portholes and black heat-stamped lettering.
Photo of the noses.

Photo of the Power Unit.
Power unit: Magnetraction, twin motors, functional horn, operating headlight and original numberboards.
Photo of the other side of the Power Unit.
The cab has some box rub and paint chips plus the front decal is chipped; the pilot and frame belly have various scratches. However, the unit is very clean overall with vibrant paint, crisp lettering and nice striping -- and there is no battery damage.
Two "aerial" views of the Power Unit.
Lights and runs great -- plus the horn works!

Photo of the Dummy Unit.
Dummy unit: operating headlight and original numberboards.
Photo of the other side of the Dummy Unit.
Has some light scratches, minor paint chips and some box rub. It is very nice overall: very, very clean with vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp striping. The frame is also very, very clean with minimal flaws.
Two "aerial" views of the Dummy Unit.

Perfect for an operator as everything works!

With its dual motors and resulting pulling power, the 2383 is one of the most powerful engines made by Lionel in the postwar era. Its attractive paint scheme made it hard for both adults and children to resist when they were introduced!
6250 Seaboard
NW2
Yard Switcher
E+/OB Yes $550 A Seaboard Railroad diesel from 1954-55: blue- and orange-painted body with unpainted blue smokestacks and light-blue heat-stamped numbering. Version with widely-spaced "SEABOARD" rubber-stamped lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, lights (front & rear), operating coil couplers and a blue-painted die-cast frame. With its extensive trim (including ornamental bell, ornamental whistle, radio wheel, marker lenses and wire handrails), the sturdy 6250 Seaboard is one of Lionel's deluxe engines of the early 50s!
Another view.
Light scratch on the roof of the cab and a few small paint chips and that's about it for flaws! The loco is very, very clean with strong numbering, vibrant paint, crisp lettering and nice decals.
Two "aerial" views.
The locomotive was serviced and it is a great runner as are all of these early NW2 switchers.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; tape; scrapes from tape removal; writing).
Another view of the box.
Has the insert (box liner) and even with the flaws, this box is decent as it is clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the box insert.
Comes with two pieces of reproduction Lionel wrapping paper provided to reduce box rub.
Photo of the wrapping paper.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #623-17 dated 3/54 (tears; creases; discolored).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

We have had very few Seaboard switchers in collector-quality condition over the years but this attractive, all-original and prototypical example is nice!

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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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Postwar Lionel
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Railroad Work Cars Freight Cars Space & Military Cars
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