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This Web Page Last Updated: July 21, 2019

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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
1872 General
Set
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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!
2046 Steam Engine
(no tender)
E- Yes $195 Large 4-6-4 steamer with Magnetraction, operating headlight & smoke.
Photo of the other side.
Version from 1950 & 1951 with die-cast trailing truck, 3-window cab and silver, rubber-stamped numbering.
Photo of the front of the loco.
Has some minor moisture spots in the paint, a few small paint chips and the usual paint loss around the smoke stack. In addition, the unit has nice new reproduction driving hardware (side rods, etc.). The loco is very, very clean overall with strong numbering and intact marker lights!
Two "aerial" views.
This low-mileage engine was serviced and it lights, smokes and runs great!

With its full complement of driving hardware, this good-looking 2046 Steamer is a great example of one of Lionel's larger steamer offerings from the postwar era.
2056 Steam Engine
&
2046W Tender
Loco: E++/OB

Tender: E++/OB
Yes $395 Large 4-6-4 Steamer from late 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 an unusual three-window cab with silver rubber-stamped numbering.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Minor paint chips and some tarnishing of the side rods and that's about it for flaws! This Korean War version of the 2046 steamer is all original and very, very clean with nice vibrant paint. It has beautiful numbering, fairly clean side rods and intact marker lights! It is one of the nicest 2056 steamers we have ever seen!
Photo of the front of the engine.
The engine lights, smokes and runs well!
Two "aerial" views of the engine.
Comes with the correct, original instruction sheet #2056-11, dated 6/52 (tears, creases, discolored).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; punctures; "aged" look).
Photo of the sealed end of the box.
The corrugated box was made by the Densen Banner Co., Inc.
Photo of the manufacturer's information.
Has the original insert (liner) and this box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the box insert.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
The 8-wheel "scoop" tender has closed deck holes plus metal, bar-end trucks with single magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Minimal flaws on the body! This original shell is completely intact and very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering. The frame underside has some minor paint loss but it is rust free and very, very clean with the "2046W" lettering clearly visible.
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
The tender works great -- plus it has a nice sounding whistle.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 8+ original box (small tears; minor scuffs; "aged" look).
Another view of the tender box.
Has the insert (liner) and this box is SOLID: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct "Middle Classic" box for this tender!
Photo of the tender box insert.

These two very low-mileage pieces were serviced and they are ready for your display shelf or layout -- and if you like variations, the 2056 with a 3-window cab is definitely less common than the 4-window cab version.

Lonesome Tenders Looking for Mates:
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDetails
250T Pennsylvania
Small Streamlined Tender
VG Yes $ 30 A non-whistling, small streamlined, "PENNSYLVANIA" tender from 1957-58: has a black-painted plastic body with a red-painted stripe and white heat-stamped lettering.
Photo of the right side.
Has a chemically-blackened frame with early AAR trucks and an operating coupler.
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
Some surface scratches plus some paint chips in the striping. The tender is completely intact and very clean with strong lettering!
An "aerial" view.
This is the first 250T tender we have ever offered for sale separately! It is not an easy one to find.

The 250T is the correct tender for the 250 steam engine from 1957 and the 249 steam engine from 1958; it is also the proper-style tender for many other small steam engines from the late '50s through the mid '60s.
2046W Streamlined Tender See Notes Yes $110 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.
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2046WX


(2046W-50)
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Streamlined Tender See Notes Yes $125 A stray "PENNSYLVANIA" whistling "scoop" tender from 1953-55: 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-50" lettering clearly visible on the frame underside plus the unit was serviced and it does work!
An "aerial" view.

Correct tender for 671RR, 681 & 682 Turbines and it is the proper-style tender for many other engines.
2466W Coal Tender E+ Yes $160 An early coal-style, "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender from 1946:
Photo of the other side.
Version with silver lettering and railing holes at the drawbar end plus a rectangular hole in the bulkhead wall and a deck railing.
Photo of the bulkhead wall.
The 8-wheel tender has staple-end trucks with "flying-shoe" type pickup rollers and a coil coupler.
A view of the tender's rear deck.
A couple of letters are muted (but very readable) and that's about it for flaws on the shell! The shell is completely intact and very, very clean with strong lettering and nice vibrant paint!
An "aerial" view of the tender.
The frame has the usual paint chips above the drawbar plus some price sticker residue on the bottom but the chassis is very, very clean and the frame is rust-free with the "2466W" clearly visible!
Photo showing the underside of the tender's chassis.
Serviced and the tender has a nice-sounding whistle plus the flying-shoe trucks are completely intact and the coupler does work!

This is the first 2466W Tender from 1946 we have ever had available for separate sale!

Correct tender for some 224 & 1666 postwar Lionel engines (depending on year) and it is the proper-style tender for many other early postwar steamers.
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.
6466WX Coal Tender VG+ Yes $ 95 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. Version without "6466WX" stamped on the frame.
Photo of the bulkhead wall.
Left front corner edge is chipped plus there are a few small chips along the top edge of the coal pile; in addition, a few letters are muted (but very readable). The frame has the usual paint chips above the drawbar. The shell is very clean overall with strong lettering; the frame is rust-free and very, very clean.
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
The tender was serviced and it works well.
An "aerial" view.

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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