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Steamers & Tenders

This Web Page Last Updated: August 15, 2018

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This page contains our current inventory of Postwar Lionel steamers and tenders.
By the way, if you need help determining the proper tender for a steamer or which steamers might have pulled a particular tender, we can help! Please review our Postwar Lionel Reference Charts 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 Steamers & Tenders
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDetails
665 Steam Engine
&
6026W Tender
Loco:
VG+

Tender:
See Notes
Yes $235 A 4-6-4 Steamer with white, rubber-stamped numbering from 1954: includes the correct 6026W "LIONEL LINES" whistling, (square) tender.
Photo of the left side of the loco.
Engine: Magnetraction, operating headlight & smoke.
Photo of the right side of the loco.
Has some scratches on the cow catcher plus some paint chips and paint loss on the steam chests, front steps and back corners of the cab but overall the unit is very clean with nice side rods -- and the steps on the cow catcher are intact! Has an original boiler front.
Photo of the front of the loco.
The loco lights, smokes and runs very well!
An "aerial" view of the loco.

Photo of the tender.
The tender has a brand new reproduction "LIONEL LINES" "Coffin" shell with white lettering that is mounted on the correct 8-wheel chassis with metal, bar-end trucks and a magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Has a small rust spot on the underside of the frame and that's about it for flaws. The unit is sharp overall -- very, very clean with a nice, rust-free frame.
Photo of the back of the tender.
Works great and it has a sweet sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

The distinctive, "coffin" tender, full complement of driving hardware, and the external feedwater heater tank on the front of the boiler make the Santa Fe-type Hudson a sharp engine. Except for the number, the 665 -- designated by Lionel as an O-gauge engine -- is the same engine as a 2065, which was sold with "027" track. The 665 is harder to find than its counterpart. Not in collector-quality condition but if you operate your trains, this is a good deal: both units were serviced and are ready for your layout.
Two different versions of the 736 Berkshire Steam Engine:
736 Berkshire
&
2046W Tender
Loco:
E+/OB

Tender:
E++/OB
Yes $525 A large steamer and the correct "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender.
Photo of the left side of the loco.
This 2-8-4 engine has Magnetraction, smoke, operating headlight & spoked drivers with a full complement of driving hardware. Has a blackened pilot and blackened steam chests.
Photo of the right side of the loco.
Version from 1955 with sheet metal trailing truck with plastic sides, three-window cab, flagstaffs and white (heat-stamped) numbering.
Front view of the loco.
Usual discoloration and tarnishing of the side rod plus some paint chips and box rub but nothing major.
An "aerial" view of the loco.
The loco is very clean overall with nice numbering and intact marker lights!
Another "aerial" view of the loco.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #682-16, dated 12/55 (tears, creases, discolored, small piece missing).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the engine box.
Grade 9 original box (writing; puncture).
Another view of the engine box.
The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also the correct box for this version of the 736 -- it is a small corrugated 736 box with two tucks on each end instead of a separate insert. This unusual box was made by St. Joe / Kraft and has the year (indicated by "5") preprinted on one side.
Photo of the side with the manufacturer's information.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
The 8-wheel streamlined tender has bar-end trucks with a tab coupler plus closed rear-deck holes.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Minimal flaws! The tender is very, very clean with crisp lettering. Has a nice rust-free chassis.
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
Has a nice sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; minor stains; tape inside; "aged" look). A very presentable box: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Another view of the tender box.
This uncommon "Middle Classic" box is the smaller version with interior coupler flaps instead of an insert. It is the correct box for a 1955 Berkshire's tender.

With its prototypical "scoop" tender and brawny appearance, the Berkshire is a nice example of one of Lionel's more powerful steamers from that era. Both units were serviced and everything works properly: the engine lights, smokes and runs great, the tender has a strong whistle and this loco & tender combination is ready for your layout or display shelf!
736 Berkshire
&
736W Tender
Loco:
E++/OB

Tender:
E+++/OB

Master Carton
All


L&T


Loco Left

Loco Right

Loco Front

Loco Top


Tender Left

Tender Right

Tender Rear

Tender Top
$695 A sharp, large die-cast steamer with the proper, streamlined tender. This 2-8-4 engine from the early '60s has Magnetraction, smoke and an operating headlight plus a four-window cab and white numbering. Includes the correct "PENNSYLVANIA" whistling, (scoop) tender with middle AAR trucks.

Engine: usual tarnishing of the side rods and that's about it for flaws! The loco is very, very clean with crisp numbering, nice vibrant paint and intact marker lights! A powerful loco that looks great plus it lights, smokes and runs great! Comes with the correct original instruction sheet #682-16, dated 3/60 (tears, stains, discolored), bottle of original smoke pellets (over 95% full) and the original (generic) paper that Lionel provided to take up excess space within the master carton.
Photo of the instruction sheet, smoke pellets & paper.
Tender: correct original tender is very, very clean with very nice lettering -- and of course, it works well!

Photo of the engine box.
Grade 7+ original box for the engine. (panel partially separated; tape inside; glue residue).
Another view of the engine box.
The box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the manufacturer's "data side" of the engine box.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 6+ original "picture" box for the tender (missing one interior coupler flap; tape inside; glue residue; stains; tears; creases). Despite the flaws, the box is still very presentable as is fairly clean, square and sturdy.
Another view of the tender box.

Photo of the Master Carton.
Grade 7 original corrugated "736LTS" (Loco Tender Set) Master Carton.
Another view of the Master Carton.
Punctures on top from the removal of the original staples; bottom & corner staples are rusty; some discoloration; a few tears; scrapes from tape removal. Even with the flaws, this box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the bottom of the Master Carton.

One of the nicest Berkshire L&T combinations that we have ever had and this is the first 736 Express Container Corp. Master Carton that we have ever had! This package will be a plus to anyone's layout or collection -- especially with the boxes!
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Lonesome Tenders Looking for Mates:
2046W Streamlined Tender See Notes Yes $110 A stray "LIONEL LINES" whistling "scoop" tender from the late 50s. Has metal bar-end trucks with a tab coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Has a brand new repro shell and new repro water scoop.
Photo of the back of the tender.
Chassis is very clean plus the unit was serviced and it does work!
An "aerial" view.

Correct tender for some Berkshires and some small Hudsons (depending on the year) and it is the proper-style tender for various other postwar steamers.
6466W Coal Tender E++/OB Yes $125
SOLD
An early coal-style, "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender with white, heat-stamped lettering from 1950-52. Has staple-end trucks and a magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side.
Common paint chips above the drawbar plus the shell has some box rub in spots and that's about it for flaws!
Photo of the front of the tender.
A gorgeous tender as the original shell is very clean with crisp lettering plus the frame is rust-free frame and very clean -- and the original "6466W" number on the bottom is almost 100% intact!
Photo of the back of the tender.
The tender was serviced and it has a nice-sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; tape inside; glue residue; minor stains).
Another view of the box.
Has the insert and this box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the box insert.

A very, very nice tender! The 6466W is the correct tender for 2025, 2026, 2035 and 2036 postwar Lionel engines and it is also the proper-style tender for many other early postwar steamers. If you have one of those steamers in collector-quality condition, it deserves a tender like this one.
6466WX Coal Tender VG+ Yes $ 90
SOLD
An early coal-style, "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender from 1948-49:
Photo of the other side.
Version with silver, heat-stamped lettering and a rectangular hole in the bulkhead wall plus staple-end trucks with a magnetic coupler. It is also an interesting example that is painted on a blue mold.
Photo of the bulkhead wall.
A few tiny chips along the top edge of the coal pile plus some box rub in various places. The frame has the usual paint chips above the drawbar and the numbering on the frame underside is muted but readable. The shell is very clean overall with strong lettering; the frame is rust-free and clean.
An "aerial" view.
The tender was serviced and it works well.

The 6466WX is the correct tender for 675, 2025 and 2026 postwar Lionel engines and it is the proper-style tender for many other early postwar steamers.

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The Steam Locomotive (or "Iron Horse") was the invention of an Englishman -- George Stephenson -- in the early 1800's. Americans initially copied his design but soon constructed more appropriate locomotives to negotiate the steep inclines and severe curves of the early American wilderness. This exciting era included the Civil War years and the steam locomotive demonstrated its worth in helping the Union forces defeat the South.

Lionel made various styles of Steam Engines in the Postwar era including the famous Hudson, the popular Berkshire, the sturdy Pennsylvania Turbine, the revered Norfolk & Western 'J' and the odd-looking Dreyfuss. They also offered a variety of 0-4-0 Steam Switchers and models of the Civil War General.

Available tenders included some that whistled, some with prototypical roadnames and some with twelve wheels. Styles included the "coffin" tender, the streamlined tender and the slope-back tender.

Revisit the romantic era of the Iron Horse and put a Steam Engine on your layout.

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