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Prewar Lionel

This Web Page Last Updated: February 24, 2019

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This page contains our current inventory of Prewar Lionel engines, rolling stock, cabooses, passenger cars, accessories, original boxes and other paper items. It includes both standard gauge and O-gauge trains made during the prewar era (1901 - 1942).

* * * Click on "Yes" in the Photo column to see a picture.
* * * Click on "Grade" in the 3rd column heading for an explanation of grading.

Prewar Lionel Sets, Engines, Cars and Accessories
Cat # Item GradePhotoPriceDetails
Prewar Accessories:
025 Illuminated Bumper E++ Yes $ 35
A lighted die-cast, black-painted "O" gauge track bumper from 1928-33 with nickel light guard.
Another view.
Measures 3 1/4 inches long by 2 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches high.
Photo of the bottom.
Minor rub marks in some places and that's about it for flaws: very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and very little loss of the tint on the original red bulb!

A very useful layout piece as it does light!
Two different versions of the 154 Highway Crossing Signal:
154 Highway
Crossing Signal
E++ Yes $ 45
Very useful illuminated highway crossing signal offered by Lionel for many years. Version from 1940-41 with aluminum-painted pole. Has a die-cast crossbuck with black lettering and screw-type bulbs.
Photo of the back of the signal.
A few paint chips on the crossbuck and that's about it for flaws! The signal is very, very clean with very strong lettering.
Close-up of the crossbuck and bulbs.
Includes the correct #154C contactor.
Photo of the contactor and a close-up of the base.

This prewar signal has a die-cast crossbuck with lettering applied to the surface but not raised. The lettering on the postwar version is embossed (raised).
Photo of the crossbuck on the prewar version & the postwar version.

A good-looking signal -- plus it works perfectly! Hard to envision a layout without a highway crossing signal.
154 Highway
Crossing Signal
===> ===> ===> If you are looking for another #154 Highway Crossing Signal, we also have the postwar version for sale.
Click here to go to our postwar Lionel Accessories Page to read about a clean, boxed Highway Crossing Signal from 1952.

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In the early years of the 20th Century, Joshua Lionel Cowen built a toy train company that became an industry giant. Thanks to high-quality products and innovative marketing techniques, the Lionel Corporation developed into a piece of Americana.

In the prewar era, Lionel offered some of the most colorful and ornate trains in their history. Although in many cases, they have a primitive look about them, they also possess an old-world charm unmatched to this day. The quaint accessories of this era were ingenious and impressive.

Increase the attractiveness of your modern-day railroad and add an alluring Prewar Lionel accessory or signal. Expand your collection by purchasing an engine or car from Lionel's wonderful early years.

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