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This Web Page Last Updated: November 16, 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
60 Trolley ===> ===> ===> Click here to go to our Passenger Cars Page to read about a good-looking, great-running Trolley from 1955.
520 Boxcab Electric E++ Yes $185 A 2-4-0 unpainted red GE 80-ton electric motorized unit. Has white heat-stamped lettering plus a chemically blackened sheet-metal frame. Version from 1957 with one fixed coupler and one operating tab coupler.
Photo of the other side.
The striping on the bottom of each side has some worn spots and that's it for flaws! The unit is very, very clean with gorgeous lettering! There are no cracks and both holding tabs are intact! Has a repro pantograph.
Another view.
The motor in this unit is as good as that used in medium-size diesels and steamers. Hence it runs like a jack rabbit and it can pull a modest consist of freight cars. This one runs fine and it is ready for your layout!
An "aerial" view.

One of the strangest-looking units sold by Lionel in the postwar era and no longer easy to find in collector-quality condition. Note that Lionel NEVER MADE A BOX for this unit.
600 M-K-T
NW2 Switcher
Ex. Yes $135 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), some light scratches on the roof of the cab and some surface rust spots on the frame. None of the flaws are severe and this unit is very clean with sharp graphics!
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 and we have not had one for sale in over four years!
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!
611 Jersey Central
NW2 Switcher
E++ Yes $325 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, an operating headlight and fixed couplers.
Photo of the front.
Some box rub on the smoke stacks 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!
Two "aerial" views.

Has a nice reproduction box with two well-made inserts.
Photo of the box and inserts.

It is the nicest 611 JC Switcher we have ever had: this good-looking, low-mileage loco was serviced by us and it lights and runs great!
Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read more about 611 JC Switchers.
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
616 Santa Fe
NW2 Switcher
E++ Yes $295 The black A.T.S.F. diesel yard switcher from late 1962: version with open E-unit slot & open bell slot. Has 2-axle Magnetraction, a front headlight, an operating horn plus a sheet-metal frame with fluted side skirts and dual fixed couplers.
Photo of the other side
It is a very unusual late production variation with the steps, platform railings and fuel tank sides integral with the basic frame stamping rather than the earlier production which had the steps and platform railings riveted in place.
Photo of the front.
Common hairline screw crack in front (no loss of plastic) and that's about it for flaws on the cab! The cab is very, very clean with sharp lettering and beautiful striping!
Two "aerial" views.
The frame has a couple of minor paint chips and that's it for flaws on the chassis! The frame is very, very clean and rust free -- plus there is no battery damage! The unit was serviced and it lights and runs great -- plus the horn works!

With its black body and white-painted safety stripes, it is unusual looking and at the same time -- one of the more attractive yard switchers produced by Lionel in the postwar era. This very-low-mileage engine is very peppy and everything works perfectly. It is not an easy loco to find in collector-quality condition.
623 Santa Fe
NW2
Yard Switcher
E++/OB Yes $325 A sharp A.T.S.F. diesel switcher from 1954: has a black-painted body with unpainted black smokestacks and white heat-stamped lettering plus a black-painted die-cast frame with wire handrails. Version with three stanchions that attach wire handrail to the body on each side.
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, lights (front and rear) and dual operating coil couplers.
Another view of this good-looking loco.
Some minor box rub and that's it for flaws! The engine is very, very clean unit with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering, and near-perfect sharp decals -- plus it lights and runs great!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; tape inside; original factory tape residue outside; some stains; "aged" look).
Another view of the box.
Has the original insert (liner) and this box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the box insert.
Has the original instruction sheet #623-17 dated 3/54 (tears, creases, minor stains, discolored).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

This brawny-looking, prototypical locomotive was serviced and it is ready for your display shelf or layout; it is a tremendous runner as are all of these early NW2 switchers. Although not really a rare engine, we have had very few 623 yard switchers in collector-quality condition over the years as they are usually well-played with; this one is one of the nicest 623s we have ever had.
624 C & O
NW2
Switcher
E++/OB Yes $475 A colorful Chesapeake & Ohio Yard Switcher from 1954: has a blue-painted body with unpainted yellow smokestacks and yellow heat-stamped numbering. It is the later version without "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.
Photo of the front and back.
A few paint chips and some box rub and that's it for flaws! This loco is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, intact decals 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 7+ original box (tears; creases; factory tape residue; "aged" look).
Another view of the box.
Has the original insert (liner) and this box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the box insert.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #623-17, dated 3/54 (creases & discolored).
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.
1065 Union Pacific
Alco Diesel
VG Yes $135
SOLD
UP diesel from 1961 only: has a painted-yellow body with a red roofline stripe and red heat-stamped lettering.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Has an operating headlight plus a cab ballast weight and that's about it for features on this non-deluxe, forward-only, "Plain Jane" unit.
Photo of the front and back.
Has some rub marks and stains in the paint in various spots. Even with the flaws, the engine is presentable: fairly clean with nice lettering and sharp striping. Has minor rust spots on the top of the frame (can only be seen by removing the cab) but the chassis is clean inside and out. Serviced and this low-mileage and very peppy engine lights and runs great!
Two "aerial" views.

Very-striking in appearance, it is an attractive and photogenic engine!
2322 Virginian FM Trainmaster E++/OB Yes $550 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.
The unit is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering & intact decals -- plus there are NO screw cracks!!!
Photo of the other end.
Has the ORIGINAL metal catwalks and hand rails (some tarnishing) 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; writing).
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 sharp plus it was serviced and it lights and runs great -- plus the horn works!
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!
2339 Wabash
GP7
Road Switcher
E+/OB Yes $595 A sharp blue and white Wabash diesel from 1957 only:
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, operating couplers, a functional horn and a light on both ends.
Photo of both ends.
Typical box rub on some of the high spots of the roof and that's about it for flaws! This all-original unit is very clean with nice decals and beautiful lettering plus there are no cracks! The frame is rust free and there is no battery damage!
Two "aerial" views.
Serviced and it lights and runs great! Even the horn works!
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #2328-6 dated 4/57 (tears, creases, stains).

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; creases; scrapes; discolored; tape).
Another view of the box.
Has two well-made reproduction coupler inserts and even with the flaws this box is decent as it has all of its flaps plus it is square & sturdy! It is also an extremely difficult box to find!
Photo showing the discolored area plus the reproduction coupler inserts.

A great-running, low-mileage and very photogenic engine -- and the box is a major plus!
2350 New Haven
EP5 Electric
E/E+
OB
Yes $395 A good-looking New Haven electric from 1956-58: 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.
A couple of scratches and some minor paint chips on the cab plus a couple of paint chips on each pilot. Has repro nose decals (a very, very common occurrence as the originals are usually destroyed). However, the decals on this unit look great as they are high quality and they were professionally applied. Overall, this loco is very clean with nice lettering and it has the original pantographs!
Photo of the other end.
The chassis is very, very clean inside and out plus there is NO BATTERY DAMAGE and everything works properly -- including the horn!
An "aerial" view.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #2350-14, dated 7/56 (tears; creases; some stains).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the open end of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (some un-original tape; tears; creases; writing; "aged" look).
Photo of the sealed end of the box.
This Express Container Corp. box is solid: clean, complete, square and very sturdy!
Close-up 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. This low-mileage engine was serviced and it is a smooth and great runner.
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!
2383 Santa Fe
F3 AA Units
Power Unit:
E+/OB

Trailer Unit:
E+/OB
Yes $695 A very, very nice set of "low-mileage" Santa Fe F3 diesels from 1958: these AA units are dressed in the iconic silver and red warbonnet paint scheme with red, yellow and black rubber-stamped detailing stripes! Has louvered ventilators, closed portholes and black heat-stamped lettering.
Photo of the noses.
Power unit: Magnetraction, twin motors, functional horn, operating headlight and original numberboards.
Photo of the Power Unit.
The cab has one scratch on the left side towards the front and a little box rub; it is sharp overall with gorgeous paint, lettering and striping with minimal flaws. The frame has some box rub and some paint chips but it is also very clean and it has no battery damage!
Photo of the other side of the Power Unit.
Lights and runs great -- plus the horn works!
Two "aerial" views of the Power Unit.

Photo of the Dummy Unit.
Dummy unit: operating headlight and original numberboards.
Photo of the other side of the Dummy Unit.
Some box rub on the right side and the front decal has some separations and that's it for flaws on the cab! The unit has gorgeous paint, lettering and striping. The frame has a few light scratches but it is also very clean.
Two "aerial" views of the Dummy Unit.

Photo of the Power unit box.
Grade 9 Power unit original box: (writing in pencil; one end flap is creased & torn).
Another view of the Power unit box.

Photo of the Dummy unit box.
Grade 9+ Trailer unit original box: (small creases).
Another view of the Dummy unit box.
Each box is clean and solid; they are bricks -- two of the nicest boxes we have ever had!
Photo of the manufacturer's information on each box.

Matched, high-quality 2383 F3s with minimal signs of use! The 2383 Santa Fe F3s were sold from 1958 to 1966 but the style of the nose decals and the one-year-only Star Corrugated boxes date these units as 1958 production.

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!
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
Original Boxes Other Paper ~ Unique Reference Charts ~

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