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Diesels, Electrics & Military Motorized Units

This Web Page Last Updated: August 2, 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.

* * * 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
53 Rio Grande
Snowplow
===> ===> ===> Click here to go to our RR Work Cars Page to read about a boxed Rio Grande Snowplow -- the VERY RARE version with the CORRECT "a" on the sides!
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!
227 Canadian National
Alco Diesel
E- Yes $350
SOLD
An uncatalogued CN diesel from the early 1960s: has a green-painted body (on a gray mold) with two narrow yellow side-detailing stripes and yellow heat-stamped lettering.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Has some box rub and discoloration in places plus some scuffs on the edge of the roof and a few small scratches. The unit is very, very clean overall with crisp lettering, sharp striping and a clean rust-free frame.
Photo of the front.
Has an operating headlight and built by Lionel to run in forward only (no E-unit). The engine lights and runs great! Traction is provided by a weight mounted inside the cab in the back.
Two photos of the roof.

The 227 was included in ten uncatalogued outfits spanning the years 1960-1964; some of those sets were produced in very small quantities while others were mostly shipped to Canada. In some cases, the 227 was a substitute item for another engine that was no longer in stock. Note that Lionel never made a component box for this engine.

Check your collection -- this is a very difficult item to find; it is the first 227 CN Alco we have ever had for sale!
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!
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!
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
E+/OB Yes $425 A colorful Chesapeake & Ohio Yard Switcher from 1953: has a blue-painted body with unpainted yellow smokestacks and yellow heat-stamped numbering. It is the later version with "GM" decals and 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.
Another view.
A few paint chips and some box rub and that's it for flaws! This loco is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, strong decals with only minor chipping and beautiful striping. Has a nice clean chassis and this low-mileage loco lights and runs great!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; creases; lots of tape inside; glue residue; remnants of an old store advertising sticker; some discoloration).
Another view of the box.
Has the original insert (liner).
Photo of the box insert.
Even with the flaws, this box is very useful as it is complete, clean, square and sturdy!
Photo of the front of the box.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #623-17, dated 6/53.
Photo of the instruction sheet.

An all-original, attractive and prototypical locomotive with a brick-like box! This unit will look fine on display but it is also ready for your layout -- it was serviced and it is a tremendous runner as are all of these early, brawny NW2 switchers.
2023 Union Pacific
Alco AA Units
Power
unit:
E+/E++

Dummy
unit:
E+/E++
Yes $395 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!
2031 Rock Island
Alco AA Units
Power:
E++

Dummy:
E+

Master Carton
Alco AAs

=========
Power A:


Left Side

Right Side

Roof
=========
Dummy A:


Right Side

Left Side

Roof
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$475
SOLD
A pair of RI diesels from 1952: very attractive black & red paint scheme with white lettering on the cabs and white striping on the die-cast frames. Each unit has a headlight and an operating coil coupler in the front. The Power A also has Magnetraction and a functional horn.
Photo of the noses.
Minimal flaws on the Power A cab! The Dummy A cab has a few light scratches and some paint chips but nothing major. Both units very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering plus there is no battery damage on the Power A chassis.

Photo of the Master Carton.
Grade 5 original "OPS" Master Carton.
Another view of the Master Carton.
Flaws: has a 2 inch by 1 1/2 inch hole on the bottom as a result of a burn plus a little damage nearby to one end, Christmas sticker still attached and covering the "OPS" data, tears, creases, tape residue, no inserts.
Photo of the bottom.
This box is square and sturdy and can be made to look a lot better with the addition of a false floor.
Close-up of the manufacturer's data, identification and year.
This corrugated box was made by the St. Joe Paper Company and has the year preprinted on one side.

This Alco combination is the earliest Rock Island version: each unit has a smooth roof over the motor area and has the front-facing portions of the marker lens slots painted red.

Both units were serviced and everything works properly -- including the horn! The box isn't great but the Diesels are the nicest 1952 Rock Island Alcos we have ever had!
2033 Union Pacific
Alco AA Units
Power:
Ex.

Dummy:
VG

Master Carton
Yes $375
SOLD
A pair of all-original Union Pacific diesels: later (improved) version from 1953-54 with raised, dime-sized detail over the motor area on each roof.
Photo of the noses.

Photo of the Power unit.
Power unit: Magnetraction, operating horn, operating headlight & operating coil coupler in the front.
Photo of the right side of the Power unit.
The cab has some light scuffs and scratches plus there are some small "dig" marks on one side near the frame but the unit is very, very clean overall with crisp lettering, even silver and a nice front decal. The chassis is also very, very clean inside and out and there is no battery damage!
Two "aerial" views of the Power unit.

Photo of the Trailer unit.
Dummy unit: has an operating headlight, and an operating coil coupler in the front.
Photo of the other side of the Trailer unit.
The cab has some scuffs and scratches but the unit is very clean overall with strong lettering, even silver and a nice front decal. The chassis is very, very clean inside and out!
Two "aerial" views of the Trailer unit.

Photo of the master carton.
Grade 6 original Master Carton (tears; creases; stains; some dirt; mild distorted; no inserts).
Another view of the master carton.
This corrugated box was made by the St. Joe Paper Company and has the year (indicated by "3") preprinted on the bottom.
Close-up of the manufacturer's data, identification and year.
The box has some flaws but it has all of its flaps and it will protect the engines in shipping and in storage.

Photo of the instruction sheet.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #2032-21, dated 4/53 (tears, creases, discolored).

These early-style Alcos are among the more desirable engines made by Lionel -- great runners and very durable as each unit has die-cast frames and die-cast truck sides. Both units were serviced by us and they light and run great plus the couplers work and the horn works very well!
2243 ==========
Santa Fe
F3 AB Units
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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.
2331 Virginian FM
Trainmaster
E++/OB Yes $895
SOLD
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 both ends.
Common (factory created) hairline crack on one end (no loss of plastic) and that's about it for flaws on this unit. The cab is sharp: nice vibrant paint, beautiful lettering and intact decals plus the metal catwalks and hand rails are clean, rust free and all original! The chassis is equally as nice: very, very clean with a nice rust-free frame and there is no battery damage!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the open end of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases).
Photo of the sealed end of the box.
The corrugated box was made by the National Container Corporation.
Photo of the manufacturer's data & identification.
Has the box insert (which is missing both of the two small end tuck pieces).
Close-up of the flaps on the open end.
This box is solid: clean, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the box insert.

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, low-mileage unit is ready for your layout or display shelf! It lights, runs great -- and the horn works!
2337 Wabash
GP7
Road Switcher
See Notes Yes $125 A blue and white Wabash diesel from 1958 only:
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction and an operating headlight on each end plus dual fixed couplers.
Photo of the end with the crack.
Cab: the gray portions were repainted (very nicely done although the color is slightly shinier than the original) and there is a screw crack on one end (no loss of plastic). That's about it for flaws -- the cab is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics (Ex).
Photo of the other end.
Chassis: frame was repainted and there is no horn or horn relay plus the prongs to hold the battery are missing. However, the chassis is very, very clean with no remaining battery damage.
Two "aerial" views.

This low-mileage "Geep" looks nice plus it was serviced and it is ready for your layout as it lights and runs very well!
Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read about 2337 Wabash GP7s.
2343C Santa Fe
F3 B Unit


(Later Version)
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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)
===========
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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!
2350 New Haven
EP5 Electric
E+/OB Yes $475
SOLD
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: the white paint is not as bright as when new plus the decals have the common chipping but they are 100% ORIGINAL! 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: minimal flaws: 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 (tears, minor writing, creases).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; stains; creases; original corner tape is fraying; writing).
Another view of the box.
Some flaws but this Express Container Corp. box is complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the "data" side of the box.

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.
Two different versions of the 2354 New York Central F3 AA units:
2354P/T New York Central
F3 AA Units
P-unit:
E+

T-unit:
E++
Yes $595
On
HOLD
New York Central F3 diesels from 1953: 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). Version without a dimple on the roof of each cab.
Photo of the noses.
The cabs have louvered ventilators, open portholes and matched, original red & white front decals and matched, 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 louver vents are "etched" (looks like a factory mold defect) plus the front decal has a small chip. That's about it for flaws! The shell is sharp with nice paint, lettering and striping! The chassis is also very, very clean (both inside and out).
Photo of the roof of the Power Unit.

Photo of the right side of the Dummy Unit.
Trailer ("Dummy") unit: functional horn, operating headlight, original numberboards and original porthole lenses.
Photo of the left side of the Dummy Unit.
Minimal flaws! The shell is sharp with nice paint, lettering and striping! The chassis is also very, very clean (both inside and out) and there is no battery damage!
Photo of the roof of the Dummy Unit.

This set of diesels makes a great appearance as they are matched in every way! They are low-mileage units and represent the nicest 2354 F3s we have ever had! The units were serviced and they are ready for your layout or display shelf. They run great and the horn works!

With its dual motors and resulting pulling power, the 2354 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 55 years!
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!
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3927 Operating
Track Cleaner Car
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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:

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