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Steamers & Tenders

This Web Page Last Updated: May 15, 2019

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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
&
736W Tender
Loco:
E+++/OB

Tender:
E+++/OB

Master Carton
L&T
with
OBs
Plus



L&T


Loco
Left


Loco
Right


Loco
Front


Loco
Top



Tender
Left


Tender
Right


Tender
Rear


Tender
Top
$825 A RARE find from 1966: a very, very low-mileage 665 steamer & 736W "PENNSYLVANIA" streamlined tender combination with component boxes in the separate-sale MASTER CARTON!

Large 4-6-4 Steamer has white, heat-stamped numbering plus Magnetraction, operating headlight & smoke; it is very, very clean with intact steps and crisp numbering plus it lights, smokes and runs very well! It is also the correct 1966 loco with green armature windings! The correct 736W whistling, (scoop) tender 8-wheel tender comes with blank numberboards plus early AAR trucks with an operating coupler. The original shell is completely intact and very, very clean with gorgeous lettering! Has a nice rust-free chassis plus it has a nice sounding whistle!
Photo of the instruction sheet, warranty card, smoke pellet bottle, smoke tamper & wrapping paper.
Has the correct original instruction sheet (#2035-13, dated 5/66), the original warranty card, an original (full) bottle of SP smoke pellets, the original smoke tamper and the original generic wrapping paper used by Lionel in the '60s to protect the item.

Photo of the engine box.
Grade 8+ original box for the engine (creases; punctures).
Another view of the engine box.
This box has the year (designated as "66") printed on the manufacturer's data side and it is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 7 original box for the tender (tears; creases; paint overspray; window is torn & wrinkled; lots of tape inside).
Another view of the tender box.
A few flaws but the box is complete, square and sturdy; it is also the correct window box for a 1966 tender!
Photo of the front of the tender box.

Photo of the Master Carton.
Grade 9 original "665LTS" (Loco Tender Set) Master Carton (top flaps have the normal creases & tears plus punctures from removal of the original top brass staples).
Another view of the Master Carton.
This corrugated box is solid: clean, square & sturdy!
Photo of the manufacturer's data & identification.

The prototypical, streamlined 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 that is unmatched in appearance by other engines made by Lionel. 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" radius track.

This "Baby Hudson" L&T combination is the nicest matched set we have ever offered for sale and this is the only 665 Master Carton that we have ever had! This package will be a plus to anyone's collection!
685 Steam Engine
& 6026W Tender
Loco:
E+

Tender:
E+++
Yes $325 A large 4-6-4 steamer from 1953 only with the correct original whistling "coffin" tender:
Photo of the left side of the loco.
Engine: Magnetraction, operating headlight & smoke plus a full complement of driving hardware. It is the version with white, heat-stamped numbering.
Photo of the right side of the loco.
Some box rub and a couple of the side rods are tarnished plus the left front step of the pilot (cow catcher) is bent up ever so slightly and that's about it for flaws!
Photo of the front of the loco.
This unit is very, very clean with gorgeous numbering and fairly clean original side rods plus it has an original boiler front with intact marker lights!
Two "aerial" views of the loco.
The loco lights, smokes and runs great!

Photo of the tender.
The "LIONEL LINES" 8-wheel "square" tender has metal, bar-end trucks with a magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Minimal flaws! The tender is just stunning! Has an original shell that is very, very clean with crisp lettering! The chassis is equally as nice -- rust free and very, very clean!
Photo of the back of the tender.
Has a nice-sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

The distinctive, "coffin" tender and full complement of driving hardware make the Santa Fe-type Hudson a sharp engine. Except for the number, the 685 -- designated by Lionel as an O-gauge engine -- is the same engine as a 2055, which was sold with "027" track. The one-year-only 685 is much harder to find than its counterpart which was produced for three years. We have not had a 685 steamer in almost 15 years! Both units: serviced & ready for your layout.
736 Berkshire
&
2046W Tender
Loco:
E+/OB

Tender:
E++/OB
Yes $450 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 rods 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!
1656 Steam Switcher
&
6403B Tender
Loco:
E+/OB

Tender:
E++/OB
Yes $550 An 0-4-0 die-cast B6 yard switcher from 1948-49 with the correct, bell-ringing, die-cast tender:
Photo of the left side of the engine.
Loco: operating headlight, operating front coupler, spoked drivers and a full complement of driving hardware.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Has wire handrails and silver, rubber-stamped numbering.
Photo of the front of the engine.
The cab interior of the 1656 is very detailed with simulated gauges, piping, levers and firebox.
Photo of the cab interior.
Some scuff marks and that's about it for flaws! The loco is very clean with strong numbering, intact marker lights and nice, shiny side rods! This low-mileage switcher lights and runs great!
Two "aerial" views of the engine.

Photo of the engine box.
Loco: grade 8 original box (tears; creases; puncture; some dirt; factory tape outside).
Another view of the engine box.
Has the insert and this box is SOLID: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the engine box insert.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
The slope-back tender has white, heat-stamped lettering plus staple-end trucks with a coil coupler. With its wire handrail, internal bell (with ON/OFF switch) and operating back-up light, this deluxe tender is the most desirable slope-back tender made by Lionel in the postwar era.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
The tender is sharp: very, very clean with crisp lettering. The frame is rust free with the "6403B" clearly visible.
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
The bell and light on this little-used tender work very well!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Photo of the tender box.
Tender: grade 8 original box (tears; creases; small dig marks).
Another view of the tender box.
Has the insert and this box is SOLID: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the tender box insert.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #2403B-11 dated 8/48.
Photo of the instruction sheet.

This prototypical 1656/6403B combination is very, very nice and the strong boxes are a major plus! These pieces will enhance any layout or collection!
Lonesome Tenders Looking for Mates:
6026W Square Tender E+ Yes $110 A coffin-style, "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender from 1957-1959 with metal, bar-end trucks and tab coupler.
Photo of the other side.
It is also the more desirable version with "6026W" heat-stamped on the sides.
Photo of the back of the tender.
A few scratches and that's about it for flaws on the cab; it has an original shell that is completely intact & very clean with strong lettering!
An "aerial" view.
The tender was used on "Super O" track and has a groove in each of the pickup rollers; however, that flaw does not interfere with operation and the chassis is very clean with a nice rust-free frame.
Photo of the underside of the chassis.
Serviced and it works great plus it has a nice sounding whistle.

Correct tender for some 665, 685, 2016, 2018, 2037, 2055 and 2065 steam engines (depending on year) and it is the proper-style tender for many other small engines from the '60s.

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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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