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Diesels, Electrics & Military Motorized Units

This Web Page Last Updated: July 6, 2022

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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.

* * * Click on "Yes" in the Photo column to see a picture.
* * * 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 $ 65 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.
58 Great Northern
Snowplow
===> ===> ===> Click here to go to our RR Work Cars Page to read about a gorgeous, boxed Great Northern Rotary Snowplow from 1959-61 that was NEVER USED!
60 Trolley ===> ===> ===> Click here to go to our Passenger Cars Page to read about a good-looking, great-running Trolley from 1955.
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!
601 Seaboard
NW2 Switcher
E++/OB Yes $395 A gorgeous red and black "SEABOARD RAILROAD" diesel yard switcher from 1956 only:
Photo of the other side.
Has double-axle Magnetraction, a functional horn and operating couplers.
Photo of the front.
A couple of scratches on the cab roof and that's about it for flaws! It is a sharp unit: very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering and beautiful graphics -- and the front is completely intact with no cracks!
An "aerial" view.
There is no battery damage and the rust-free chassis is clean inside and out!
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #601-19, dated 4/56 (creases, discolored).

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; small piece of tape inside; tape residue; "aged" look).
Another view of the box.
Has a pair of home-made coupler inserts and this box is solid: clean, square & sturdy! It is also a very, very hard box to find this nice!
Photo of the inserts.

This good-looking, very-low-mileage unit was serviced and it is a great runner -- plus the horn works! It is the nicest 601 Seaboard we have ever had and it's in the nicest 601 box we have ever had!
614 Alaska
NW2
Yard Switcher
E++ Yes $350 An "ALASKA RAILROAD" diesel yard switcher made from 1959-60: later version without the yellow outline on the builder's plate.
Photo of the other side.
Cab is dark blue with yellow lettering plus Eskimo figure graphics and the unique yellow dynamic brake unit. Has Magnetraction, operating headlight and correct, 2-position reversing unit.
Photo of the front.
The loco is very, very clean with crisp lettering and beautiful graphics plus the front is NOT cracked! Has a very clean and rust-free chassis.
An "aerial" view.

Serviced and this low-mileage unit lights and runs great! It is the nicest 614 Switcher we have ever had!

Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read more about 614 Alaska Switchers
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.
Small stress mark by the front screw (NOT cracked) plus a few paint chips on the frame and that's about it for flaws! The engine is very, very clean with crisp numbering and sharp decals! The chassis is very, very clean inside and out and there is no battery damage! The engine is a very strong runner and the horn works!
Two "aerial" views.
Has the correct, original instruction sheet #601-19 dated 4/56 (tears; holes punched)
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing part of one inner flap; tears; creases; punctures; tape; glue residue; "aged" look).
Another view of the box.
Has two well-made reproduction coupler inserts and even with the flaws this box is very presentable as it has both end flaps plus it is fairly clean, square and sturdy.
Photo of the coupler inserts and another view of the box.

One of the nicest 621 diesels we have ever had and it comes in a box that is very, very hard to find! This very-low-mileage unit was serviced 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.
2331 Virginian FM
Trainmaster
E+ Yes $695 A Virginian Fairbanks Morse diesel from 1955-58: has an unpainted blue body with wide yellow-painted upper and lower stripes.
Photo of the other side.
Has dual motors, Magnetraction, operating horn and a light on each end.
Photo of the cab end.
Common (factory created) hairline screw cracks (no loss of plastic) plus a couple of surface scratches on the roof and that's about it for flaws on the cab. The cab is sharp: nice vibrant paint, beautiful lettering and intact decals plus the metal catwalks are clean and all original!
Photo of the other end.
The chassis is very, very clean and there is no battery damage!
Two "aerial" views.

With its twin motors and resulting pulling strength, the colorful 2331 is one of the most powerful locomotives made by Lionel in the postwar era. This good-looking unit is ready for your layout or display shelf! It was serviced and it lights and runs great -- plus the horn works!
Two different versions of the 2350 New Haven EP5 Electric:
2350 New Haven
EP5 Electric
E++/OB Yes $695
SOLD
An early-production New Haven electric from 1956: it is the hard-to-find version with PAINTED nose trim!
Photo of the other side.
Has a black-painted body orange-painted upper stripe and white-panted lower stripe plus a white "N" and orange "H" on the sides. Has the original pantographs!
Photo of one end.
Magnetraction, functional horn and a light on each end.
Photo of the other end.
Cab: some paint chips in the orange nose paint on one side and that's about it for flaws! The cab is very, very clean with nice lettering plus there are no cracks.
An "aerial" view.
Chassis: minimal flaws! It is very, very clean with no battery damage -- plus everything works, including the horn!
File Photo showing both the painted nose and decaled versions of the 2350.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9 original box (tears; creases; a few light stains).
Another view of the box.
This Express Container Corp. box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the manufacturer's data.

This is the first painted-nose version of the 2350 we have ever had! It is not an easy item to find. With its colorful (and prototypical) orange, black and white decorating scheme, the New Haven is a good-looking and very photogenic loco. One of the nicest 2350 New Haven EP5s we have ever had! This very low-mileage engine lights and runs great and it's in one of the nicest 2350 boxes we have ever seen!
2350 New Haven
EP5 Electric
E+/OB Yes $395 A New Haven electric from 1956-58 with ORIGINAL nose decals and original pantographs! Version with white "N" over orange "H" on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
Magnetraction, functional horn and a light on each end.
Photo of one end.
Cab: a few minor scratches plus the decals have the common chipping but they are ORIGINAL and more than 95% present! Overall the cab is very clean with nice lettering plus there are no cracks. In addition, the decals are better than most -- and they look so much better than reproduction decals.
Photo of the other end.
Chassis: a few scuffs on one pilot and a couple of light scratches on the frame's underside and that's about it for flaws! It is very clean with no battery damage -- plus everything works, including the horn!
Two "aerial" views.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #2350-14, dated 7/56 (creases; stains; minor discoloration).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (one piece of un-original tape on the sealed end; stains; a few small punctures).
Another view of the box.
Some flaws but this Express Container Corp. box is complete, square and sturdy! A label on the box provides a little history of this particular 2350 -- it was originally sold by the famous Madison Hardware of New York City!
Photo of the manufacturer's data.

With its colorful (and prototypical) orange, black and white decorating scheme, the New Haven is a good-looking and very photogenic loco. One of the nicest 2350 New Haven EP5s we have ever had! This very low-mileage engine was serviced by us and it is a smooth and very peppy runner.
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2353 Santa Fe F3
AA Units
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Power A:
E++/OB

Dummy A:
E++/OB
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Yes $750
On
HOLD
A gorgeous set of 2353 Santa Fe F3 diesels from 1954: these AA units are dressed in the silver and red warbonnet paint scheme with red, yellow and black rubber-stamped detailing stripes! Each unit has louvered ventilators, open portholes, side door ladders and black heat-stamped lettering.
Photo of the noses.

Photo of the Power Unit.
Power unit: Magnetraction, twin motors, operating headlight, original porthole lenses, original numberboards.
Photo of the right side of the Power Unit.
The pilot has some scratches and that's about it for flaws on this unit! The cab's front decal is nice, the lettering is crisp, the striping is intact, the red paint is vibrant and the silver is nice and shiny! The chassis is very, very clean with nice shiny silver!
Two "aerial" views of the Power Unit.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #2353-53, dated 9/54 (creases; stains; minor discoloration).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the Power unit box.
Grade 7+ original box for the Power A (tears; creases; punctures; glue residue; stains).
Another view of the Power unit box.
The box, which was made by the St. Joe Paper Company, has a part number of 2353-25 and is stamped with a "4" indicating the year 1954.
Photo of the manufacturer's information on the Power unit box.
Has the insert (small piece missing) and this box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy and there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the Power unit box insert.

Photo of the Dummy Unit.
Dummy unit: functional horn, operating headlight, original porthole lenses and original numberboards.
Photo of the left side of the Dummy Unit.
The pilot has some scratches and that's about it for flaws on this unit! The cab's front decal is nice, the lettering is crisp, the striping is intact, the red paint is vibrant and the silver is nice and shiny! The chassis is very, very clean with nice shiny silver and there is no battery damage!
Photo of the roof of the Dummy Unit.

Photo of the Dummy unit box.
Grade 7 original box for the Dummy A (one inner flap is not original to this box; tears; creases; scrapes; glue residue; tape inside).
Another view of the Dummy unit box.
Has the insert (creases; glue residue) plus this box has both end flaps and it is clean, square and sturdy!
Photo of the Dummy unit box insert.

Both units were serviced and everything works -- including the horn!

The Santa Fe roadname is the most common of the postwar Lionel F3s and hence just about every collector has at least one pair in their stable. Most collectors even have boxed examples but very few collectors have Santa Fe F3s of this caliber! They are the nicest 2353s we have ever had and it will be very, very difficult to find a nicer pair!

With its dual motors and resulting pulling power, the colorful 2353 F3 pair is always a favorite of operators. The attractive paint scheme made it hard for both adults and children to resist when Lionel first introduced the Santa Fe F3s!
2359 Boston and Maine
GP9
Road Switcher
E/E+ Yes $375 A B & M diesel from 1961-62:
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, functional horn, operating couplers and a light on both ends.
Photo of the cab end.
Cab: minimal flaws! It is sharp: very, very clean with beautiful lettering, sharp graphics, nice vibrant paint and there are no cracks!
Photo of the other end.
Chassis: the frame has a few paint chips and the end railings have some box rub plus there are rust spots on the catwalk on one side. The chassis has nice vibrant paint which is very close in color to the original pure white! It is clean overall and there is no battery damage!
Two "aerial" views.
This low-mileage loco was serviced by us and it lights and runs great plus the horn works!

A very attractive engine that is ready for your display shelf or layout!
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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Go to these pages to see other Postwar Lionel Items:

Postwar Lionel
Diesels & Electrics Steamers Passenger Cars
Railroad Work Cars Freight Cars Space & Military Cars
Cabooses Accessories Sets
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