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This Web Page Last Updated: December 20, 2019

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This page contains our current inventory of catalogued (and uncatalogued) postwar Lionel passenger car sets, freight car sets and work train sets. Both boxed and un-boxed sets are included here.

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

Catalogued Work Train Set Number 2235W from 1955:
A very colorful 5-piece outfit with high-quality component boxes and a brick-like set box!
Cat #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription
2338 Milwaukee Road
GP7 Road Switcher
E++/OB Yes |
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A very low-mileage black & orange diesel from 1955: version with interrupted "true orange" band around a black painted cab; has the Milwaukee Road herald with a dark-brown background.
Photo of the other side.
Has Magnetraction, an operating horn and a light on each end.
Photo of one end.
The cab has some box rub on the high spots and that's about it for flaws! It is very clean with nice vibrant paint and strong graphics plus there are no cracks!
Photo of the other end.
The frame has some minor rust spots and that's about it for flaws! The chassis is very, very clean overall and there is no battery damage!
An "aerial" view.
Serviced and the engine lights and runs great -- plus the horn works!
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #2328-6 dated 7/55 (creases; "aged" look).

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; stains; scrapes).
Another view of the box.
A solid box: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the data side & a close-up of the manufacturer's information.
It is also the correct box for this set: has the year preprinted along with the manufacturer's information.

A good-looking and great-running unit in a very presentable box!
Our Archives Page: more on 2338 Milwaukee Road GP7 diesels.
6436-25 Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E++/OB Yes |
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Maroon-painted LV open quad hopper with white heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A very small amount of box rub on the top of the sides in each corner and that's it for flaws! The car is completely intact and very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and gorgeous lettering. Has the original spreader brace.
Two views of the interior of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9 original box (tiny creases; writing). A SOLID box: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A prototypical-looking car in the nicest 6436-25 box we have ever had!
6362-55 Rail Truck Car Load: Unused

Car:
E++
OB
Yes |
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An orange rail truck carrying flatcar with the correct load of three unused trucks without pivot studs. Flat has black letters and bar-end trucks with tab couplers. Version with "LIONEL LINES" in thin, short, sans-serif lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Some scratches on the underside of the metal frame and that's about it for flaws! The frame is rust free and the car body is very, very clean with spectacular lettering!
An "aerial" view of the car and the load.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (minor tears; a couple of bumps; price sticker residue). This box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.
Note: it is very, very hard to find this box in nice condition as the cradle ends on the car usually caused the box to be destroyed from the inside out.

Sharp car with near-perfect lettering and in one of the nicest 6362 boxes we have ever had!.
Click here to go to Our Archives Page to learn more about 6362-55 Rail Truck Cars.
6560
(-25)
Operating
Crane Car
E++/OB Yes |
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A Bucyrus Erie Crane Car with an unpainted red cab and white, heat-stamped lettering on a black plastic frame with white, heat-stamped lettering. Has solid cranks plus metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers. Has the correct original straight hook.
Photo of the other side showing the crane prepared for a work detail.
A few light surface scratches on one side of the cab and that's about it for flaws! The car is completely intact and very, very clean with crisp lettering!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (small tears; creases; minor scrapes; a few stains; mildly distorted).
Another view of the box.
Has the elaborate INSERT (liner) and even with the flaws, this box is very presentable as it is fairly clean, complete, reasonably square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the box insert.

A great-looking work train piece that offers both realism and "play value" for a layout.
6419 D. L. & W.
Work Caboose
E++/OB Yes |
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An all-original "Wrecking Car" with unpainted gray tool boxes and an unpainted gray cab with black heat-stamped lettering and a tall smokestack. Has a painted-gray die-cast frame with black heat-stamped, serif lettering plus bar-end trucks with dual magnetic couplers. This deluxe work caboose also has steps, handrails, brakewheels and a ladder.
Photo of the other side.
Has a few scratches on the frame on one side and that's about it for flaws! The caboose is all intact and very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (tears; minor creases; amateur repairs with tape; writing; "aged" look).
Photo of the nicer end of the box.
Has the elaborate INSERT (liner) and even with the flaws, this box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the box insert.

A sharp-looking caboose in a brick-like box!
1955 Extras ===> ===> |
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Photo of the Instruction Manual.
The set has documents! In addition to the instruction sheet for the engine described above, the set includes the 1955 Instruction Manual (grade 7+) and a GORGEOUS 1955 Consumer Catalog (grade 9!).
Photo of the Consumer Catalog.
The set also includes a complete and uncut 1955 sheet of six (6) cardstock #310 billboards as follows:
(DuPONT -- WRIGLEY'S -- SNOW CROP -- LOG CABIN -- KOOL-AID -- FRAM) -- all nice!
Photo of the Billboards.
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2235W
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Set Box
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Grade
8
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A Star Corrugated Box Company, Inc. brown, corrugated box with blue printing:
Another view of the box.
Flaws: writing, tears, creases, scrapes, minor stains.
Photo of the top of the box.
The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the bottom of the box.
One of the nicest set boxes we have ever had!
===> ===> ===> Set Photo $895
SOLD
Price for the Work Train Set described above.

This low-mileage set was handled carefully over the years as all of the pieces are very clean and the boxes reflect very few flaws.

We have had very few boxed sets from 1955! The components are high quality and would probably represent an upgrade for most collectors!

Manuals ===> ===> ===> ===> Need an Instruction Manual to make your set complete?
Click here to go to our Paper Page to read about some Instruction Manuals we just listed.

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