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This Web Page Last Updated: August 9, 2022

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This page contains our current inventory of Postwar Lionel steamers and tenders as well as tenders available for separate sale.
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
221 Dreyfuss Hudson
&
221W NYC
Tender
Loco:
E+

Tender:
E++
Yes $325 An original gray 2-6-4 steamer from 1946 (the more common version with black wheels) and an original New York Central whistling tender.
Photo of the left side of the loco.
Engine has a die-cast body and an operating headlight; its distinctive "gladiator-style" shroud makes it one of the most unusual engines ever produced by Lionel in the postwar era.
Photo of the right side of the loco.
Loco has a few paint chips on the pilot and along the catwalk edges and that's about it for flaws! It is gorgeous -- very, very clean with sharp numbers and rust-free side rods.
Photo of the front of the loco.
The loco was serviced and it lights and runs great!
An "aerial" view of the loco.

Photo of the tender.
The all-metal, 8-wheel "box" tender has staple-end trucks with a coil coupler.
Photo of the other side of the tender.
The roof has a few light scratches a couple of paint chips. Overall, it is a very, very nice unit! The tender was serviced and it works great and has a nice-sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view of the tender.
The original striping is more than 99% present! It is the one of the nicest 221W tenders we have ever had. (The lettering and striping are often deteriorated and these tenders usually have to be restored.)

These units are ready for your layout, display shelf or Christmas tree -- t great example of one of Lionel's most interesting engine & tender combinations!
247 Steam Engine
&
247T Tender
Loco:
E++/OB

Tender:
E++/OB
Yes $295 The 247 steamer & 247T BALTIMORE AND OHIO tender combination from 1959 only:
Photo of the loco.
A sharp 2-4-2 steam engine with a "Type V" plastic body (distinguished by its "see-through" cowcatcher) plus an all-metal motor, front & rear ballast weights (for improved traction), smoke and an operating headlight.
Photo of the other side of the loco.
Unique among Lionel steamers with its blue-painted running board stripe, this colorful 1-year-only steamer was modeled after the "Columbia" locomotive.
Photo of the front of the loco.
The 247's cab interior is somewhat detailed with simulated gauges, piping, levers and firebox.
Photo of the cab interior.
Engine: minimal flaws! It is very, very clean with crisp numbering, superb striping, clean side rods plus intact marker lights and intact steps. This peppy, low-mileage loco was serviced and it lights, smokes and runs great!
Two "aerial" views of the loco.
Has the correct, original instruction sheet #247-11 dated 5/59 (creases, stains, discolored).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
Has the correct, small streamlined matching tender with blue-painted side stripes.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
The tender has early AAR trucks and an operating coupler.
Photo of the back of the tender.
Minimal flaws! It is completely intact and very, very clean with strong lettering and superb striping.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Has the original box and EXTREMLY RARE orange outer (perforated panel) sleeve!
Photo of the front of the sleeve.
The 247-14 sleeve is a grade 8 (tears, minor creases, small scuffs).
Photo of the back of the sleeve and a close-up of the part number.
The sleeve is very nice -- clean, complete, square and it even has the push tab!
Photo of the engine box.
Grade 9 original box for the engine (small tears; minor stains).
Another view of the engine box.
This "Mead Containers" box is SOLID: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- and there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the front and the top of the engine box.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 6 original box for the tender (tears; creases; tape inside; glue residue; panel partially separated; distorted).
Another view of the tender box.
Lots of flaws but the box is clean and complete; it will protect the tender in shipping and in storage.
Photo of the front of the tender box.

Only boxed 247/247T loco and tender we have ever had available for sale and this L&T combination from the Scout family is one of the nicest matched sets we have ever seen. This package will be a plus to anyone's layout or collection -- especially with the very, very hard-to-find boxes!
671RR S2 Turbine &
2046W-50 Tender
Loco:
Ex.

Tender:
Ex.
Yes $275
SOLD
A 6-8-6 turbine and 8-wheel, streamlined whistling tender from 1952 only:
Photo of the left side of the engine.
Loco: operating headlight & smoke plus silver rubber-stamped numbering.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Some moisture stains and paint chips but nothing severe. The engine is very clean overall with shiny side rods, intact front decal and crisp numbering!
Photo of the front of the engine.
The unit is all original and it smokes and runs great.
Two "aerial" views of the engine.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
Correct "PENNSYLVANIA" scoop tender has open circular holes on the deck end plus 4-wheel bar-end trucks with a magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Some moisture stains and paint chips but nothing severe. The original shell is very clean overall with nice crisp lettering! The frame is very clean and rust free with the "2046W-50" numbering clearly visible!
Photo of the back of the tender.
The tender was serviced and it works great.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Check your collection; this is only the second 671RR Turbine/2046W-50 Tender combination we have ever had for sale! This 1-year-only engine is not that easy to find.
736 Berkshire
&
2046W Tender
Loco:
E++/OB

Tender:
E++/OB
Yes $595
SOLD
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 late 1955 -- has a sheet metal trailing truck with plastic sides plus a three-window cab, flagstaffs and white (heat-stamped) numbering.
Front view of the loco.
Usual discoloration and tarnishing of the side rods plus some minor box rub and that's it for flaws!
Two "aerial" views of the loco.
The loco is very, very clean with nice numbering and intact marker lights!
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #682-16, dated 12/55 (tears, creases, discolored, small corner piece missing).

Photo of the engine box.
Grade 8 original box (one inner tab is not original to this box; tape inside; minor dirt).
Another view of the engine box.
The box is solid: fairly clean, 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.
Some minor box rub and that's it for flaws! The tender is completely intact and very, very clean with crisp lettering.
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
Has a nice rust-free chassis.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 7+ original box (one long side has stains and is a little wavy; minor dirt). A very presentable box: complete, mostly square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! This uncommon "Late Classic" box is the smaller version with interior coupler flaps instead of an insert. It is the correct box for a late 1955 Berkshire's tender.
Another view of the tender box.

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 nice-sounding whistle and this loco & tender combination is ready for your layout or display shelf!
746 Norfolk & Western Steamer
&
746W Tender
Loco:
E+

Tender:
E+
Yes $725
SOLD
The legendary and brawny Norfolk & Western "class J" die-cast steam engine and matching short-stripe Norfolk & Western whistling "scoop" tender!
Photo of the engine.
This large 4-8-4 streamlined locomotive, which measures 13 inches long (from cow catcher to drawbar), was produced from 1957 to 1960.
Photo of the other side of the engine.
The distinctive-looking "J" has a bullet-shaped boiler front, colorful red-painted running board stripe outlined in yellow and a yellow rubber-stamped "746" in the middle of the stripe on both sides. Additional features include Magnetraction, smoke and headlight.
Photo of the front of the engine.
The side rods are tarnished plus there are some small paint chips in various spots plus a small amount of paint loss on the nose. Overall, it is a very clean unit with nice vibrant paint, crisp numbers and very presentable striping!
Two "aerial" views of the engine.
Serviced and this engine lights, smokes and runs great!

Photo of the left side of the tender.
This all-original 746W streamlined tender also has the distinctive red & yellow stripe on the sides. It's the short-stripe version with numberboards plus metal trucks with tab coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Some box rub on the coal shroud and one rear corner. It is very clean overall nice with nice striping and nice numbering. The shell is completely intact with no cracks and the chassis very clean with a nice rust-free frame.
Photo of the back of the tender.
The tender was serviced and it has a nice sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

A nice, all-original loco and tender combination! One of Lionel's best efforts of the postwar era: great to look at; even more fun to watch in action! This low-mileage "J" and its tender are ready for your layout or display shelf.
1615 Steam Switcher
&
1615T Tender
Loco:
E++

Tender:
E++
Yes $175 A gorgeous Yard Switcher with slope-back tender from 1956:
Photo of the left side of the engine.
Engine: has an operating headlight & an operating front coupler plus white heat-stamped numbering.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Minimal flaws! This sharp-looking "yard goat" is very, very clean with crisp numbers and a beautiful boiler with nice vibrant paint; the markers are intact plus the unit has beautiful side rods and valve gear linkage.
Photo of the front of the engine.
The 1615's cab interior is very detailed with simulated gauges, piping, levers and firebox.
Photo of the cab interior.
This specialized, all-original, low-mileage 0-4-0 steamer lights and runs great; it was serviced by us and it is ready to jockey cars around on a layout.
An "aerial" view of the locomotive.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
Correct "LIONEL LINES" tender comes with metal, bar-end trucks and a tab coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Minimal flaws! The tender is sharp: very, very clean with beautiful lettering and a nice, rust-free frame.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

High-quality pieces -- one of the nicest 1615/1615T combinations we have ever had!
1656 Steam Switcher
&
6403B Tender
Loco:
E+/OB

Tender:
E++/OB
Yes $595 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.
Roof is chipped along the edge in the back and that's about it for flaws. The loco is very clean with strong numbering and intact marker lights. This low-mileage switcher was serviced and it lights and runs great!
An "aerial" view of the engine.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
The slope-back tender has white, heat-stamped, closely-spaced 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 "6403B" lettering on the bottom of the frame is partially rubbed off but that's about it for flaws on this sharp-looking tender! The tender is very clean with strong lettering and a nice, rust-free frame.
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 engine box.
Loco: grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scrapes; some dirt; tape inside; factory tape outside; glue residue).
Another view of the engine box.
Has the insert and this box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Photo of the engine box insert.

Photo of the tender box.
Tender: grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; minor writing; tape inside; glue residue).
Another view of the tender box.
Has the insert and this box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Photo of the tender box insert.

This prototypical 1656/6403B combination is very nice and the boxes are a major plus! These pieces will enhance any layout or collection!
Our Archives Page has more information on 1656 Steam Switchers.
2046 Steam Engine
&
2046W Tender
Loco:
E++

Tender:
E+
Yes $275 A large 4-6-4 steamer plus the correct streamlined tender:
Photo of the left side of the loco.
Engine: 1953 version with die-cast trailing truck, 4-window cab and white, heat-stamped numbering.
Photo of the right side of the loco.
Loco has Magnetraction, operating headlight & smoke.
Photo of the front of the loco.
Side rods are tarnished, some paint loss around the smokestack plus a few very small paint chips along the catwalks and that's about it for flaws on this sharp-looking engine! This loco is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp numbering. Has the original boiler front with intact marker lights plus the engine smokes, lights and runs great!
Two "aerial" views of the loco.

Photo of the left side of the coal tender.
The 8-wheel "scoop" tender has closed rear deck holes plus metal, bar-end trucks with a magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side of the coal tender.
A few muted (but certainly readable) letters and that's about it for flaws!
Photo of the rear deck of the coal tender.
The tender is all original and very, very clean with strong lettering overall! It also has a nice rust-free chassis with the "2046W" lettering clearly visible on the frame underside.
An "aerial" view of the coal tender.

With its prototypical, "scoop" tender and full complement of driving hardware, this good-looking 2046 & 2046W set is a great example of one of Lionel's larger steamer and deluxe tender combinations from the postwar era. Both units were serviced and they are ready for your layout or display shelf.
2056 Steam Engine
&
2046W Tender
Loco: E+

Tender: See Notes
Yes $210 Large 4-6-4 Steamer from early 1952: has the correct "LIONEL LINES" 2046W whistling, streamlined-type tender.
Photo of the left side of the engine.
Loco has light & smoke plus spoked drivers with a full complement of driving hardware, die-cast trailing truck and a four-window cab with silver rubber-stamped numbering.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Minor paint chips and some scratches and that's about it for flaws! This Korean War version of the 2046 steamer is all original and very clean with nice vibrant paint. It has beautiful numbering, fairly clean side rods and intact marker lights!
Photo of the front of the engine.
The engine lights, smokes and runs well!
Two "aerial" views of the engine.

Photo of the left side of the coal tender.
The 8-wheel "scoop" tender has open rear deck holes plus metal, bar-end trucks with a magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side of the coal tender.
As pointed out in the preceding two photos, there are two hard-to-see imperfections on the tender: a small melt mark on the bottom of the left side and a tiny melt mark on the bottom of the right side.
Photo of the rear deck of the coal tender.
The tender is very nice overall -- it is all original and very, very clean with crisp lettering! It also has a nice rust-free chassis with the "2046W" lettering clearly visible on the frame underside.
An "aerial" view of the coal tender.

These two low-mileage pieces were serviced and they are ready for your display shelf or layout!

Lonesome Tenders Looking for Mates:
*** 20% Discount on any of the following Tenders if purchased with any Steamer! ***
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDetails
1872T ===========
W. & A. R. R.

Tender
===========
E++/OB Yes $ 65 A lonesome 8-wheel woodpile tender for the 1872 General Steamer sold from 1959-62:
Photo of the right side of the tender.
The tender has a green-painted body with gold heat-stamped lettering plus arch-bar trucks with an operating coupler.
Photo of the front of the tender.
Minimal flaws! The tender is very, very clean with crisp lettering, strong striping and nice, vibrant paint!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; tape inside).
Another view of the tender box.
This box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the front of the box.

First boxed 1872T tender we have ever had available for separate sale and only the second General-style tender of any kind that we have ever had available for separate sale!
2046W Streamlined Tender See Notes Yes $ 75 A stray "LIONEL LINES" whistling "scoop" tender from 1951-53: has metal bar-end trucks with a magnetic 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 and rust free with the "2046W" lettering clearly visible on the frame underside 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.
6026W Square Tender See Notes Yes $ 75 A coffin-style, "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender from 1957-1959 with metal, bar-end trucks and a tab coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Has a brand new reproduction shell with "6026W" on the sides.
Photo of the back of the tender.
Some paint loss on the frame under one truck but the chassis is very clean overall.
An "aerial" view.
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.
6466T Coal Tender Ex. Yes $ 40 An early coal-style, "LIONEL LINES" non-whistling tender from late 1951 & 1952: has white, heat-stamped lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Black-painted version with hole in coal pile and bar-end trucks with magnetic coupler.
Photo of the bulkhead wall.
Some box rub in spots and that's about it for flaws! The unit is completely intact and very clean with crisp lettering!
Photo of the rear deck.
The chassis is equally as nice with the "6466T" lettering clearly visible underneath.
An "aerial" view.

First 6466T tender we have ever had available for separate sale as it is not that easy to find! The unusual 6466T only came with the 2026 steamer from 1951 & 1952! It is however, 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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