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Steamers & Tenders

This Web Page Last Updated: July 25, 2020

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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
243 Steam Engine
(no Tender)
E+++
See Notes
Yes $ 60
SOLD
A 2-4-2 Scout steamer (no tender) from 1960 only: incorrectly mounted on a 249 chassis with no smoke or headlight. Has a plastic body and a white heat-stamped cab number plus a metal motor, 2-position E-unit and ballast weights front & rear.
Photo of the other side.
Main drive rods are tarnished and that's it for flaws! The loco is completely intact and very, very clean with crisp numbers.
Photo of the front.
Serviced by us and this peppy unit runs great!
An "aerial" view.
The 243's cab interior is very detailed with simulated gauges, piping, levers and firebox.
Photo of the cab interior.

Everything is intact on this unit -- including the cab roof, cow catcher, marker lights and window struts! This is the first 243 we have ever offered for sale.

Scout engines are common but are usually found with problems (such as broken cow catchers, broken cab roofs and broken marker lights). If you have a 243 with issues, consider this unit as the cab is nicer than what is commonly found in the marketplace.
2018 Steam Engine
(no tender)
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VG Yes $ 60 A small 2-6-4 Prairie-type Steamer from 1956-59:
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Black-painted die-cast boiler with spoked drivers plus light and smoke.
Photo of the front of the loco (with the bent step pointed out).
Has a four-window cab plus white, heat-stamped numbering.
Another view of the front of the loco.
Has one bent step on the cowcatcher (pilot), paint chips (mostly along the catwalk on the left side) plus the side rods are tarnished. The boiler and cab are very clean with intact marker lights, nice vibrant paint and crisp numbering!
Two "aerial" views of the loco.

Great item for an operator: the loco was serviced and this low-mileage engine lights, smokes and runs great!
2037 Steam Engine
&
6026W Tender
Loco:
See Notes

Tender:
See Notes
Yes $195 A 2-6-4 Prairie-type Steamer from 1957-58: has the correct 6026W "LIONEL LINES" whistling "square" tender.
Photo of the left side of the engine.
This die-cast engine has Magnetraction, an operating headlight, smoke & spoked drivers.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Has a reproduction pilot (steam chest/cow catcher component) plus there are some paint chips but that's about it for flaws on the engine. It is in excellent condition overall: very, very clean with crisp white, heat-stamped numbering, nice vibrant paint and intact marker lights.
Photo of the front of the engine.
This low-mileage loco lights, smokes and runs great!
An "aerial" view of the engine.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
This "coffin-type" 8-wheel tender has bar-end metal trucks with a tab coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Has some rust on the frame and that's it for flaws; has a brand new reproduction shell (with "6026W" on the sides).
Photo of the back of the tender.
This low-mileage tender has a nice strong whistle.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

A good-looking engine that lights, smokes and runs with a whistling tender for under $200! Both units were serviced and they are ready for your layout or display shelf.
2046 Steam Engine
(no tender)
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E- Yes $160 Large (lonesome) 4-6-4 steamer with Magnetraction, operating headlight & smoke -- just the loco, no tender.
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.
2055 Steam Engine
&
6026W Tender
Loco:
E++

Tender:
E++
Yes $295 A large 4-6-4 steamer from 1953 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 small paint chips on the catwalks plus some tiny paint chips on the roof and that's about it for flaws. The engine is very, very clean with vibrant paint, crisp numbering, intact front steps and undamaged marker lights.
Photo of the front of the loco.
Lights, smokes and runs great!
Two "aerial" views of the loco.

Photo of the left side 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.
A few light scuffs on the tender's shell and that's about it for flaws! The original shell is completely intact and very, very clean with crisp lettering and a nice rust-free frame.
Photo of the back of the tender.
Has a nice sounding whistle.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

One of the nicest 2055/6026W steamer/tender combinations we have ever had! These low-mileage pieces were serviced by us and they are ready for your display shelf, layout or Christmas tree!
Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read about 2055 Steamers.

Lonesome Tenders Looking for Mates:
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDetails
2046W Streamlined Tender See Notes Yes $ 90 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.
2426W Coal Tender Ex. Yes $325 The early coal-style, semi-scale, deluxe "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender. Has a diecast body, white heat-stamped lettering and a full complement of railing detail with separate steps on each corner. Has six-wheel trucks plus a coil coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Has the common paint loss in the front above the landing plus some box rub in spots and a little rust on the drawbar.
Photo of the front.
The shell is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering.
Photo of the rear deck.
The rear corner ladders have some rust but they are original.
An "aerial" view.
The "4" in "2426W" on the frame underside is almost completely gone but that's about it for flaws on the frame.
Photo of the frame underside.
This sharp-looking, low-mileage tender was serviced and it has a very nice sounding whistle.

Not an easy tender to find; it has been over six years since we have had a 2426W tender available for separate sale!

Correct tender for the 726 Berkshires sold from late 1947 through 1949 as it has heat-stamped lettering and the earlier metal whistle housing (rather than the later plastic one); it is also the correct style tender for the 773 Hudson sold in 1950 (as well as the 726 Berkshires sold in 1946 & early 1947). The 2426W is known as "The Hudson Tender" and it has been called the "Rolls Royce of postwar tenders!"
2466T Coal Tender VG Yes $ 60 Here's a VERY, VERY UNUSUAL item: an early coal-style, "LIONEL LINES" non-whistling tender from early 1946:
Photo of the other side.
Has silver, heat-stamped lettering plus deck railings and a solid bulkhead wall.
Photo of the bulkhead wall.
Some surface scratches and some of the lettering on one side is muted. The unit is completely intact and clean overall!
Photo of the rear deck.
The chassis is very clean with minimal flaws.
An "aerial" view.
Has staple-end trucks with a "flying-shoe" type pickup roller and a coil coupler.
Photo showing the underside of the tender's chassis.

This is the first 2466T tender from early 1946 we have ever had available for separate sale! It is the correct tender for the 1666 steamer from 1946 and it is the proper-style tender for many other early postwar steamers.
2466WX Coal Tender E- Yes $ 95 An early coal-style, "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender from 1947-48: version with silver lettering, no railing holes at the drawbar end and a rectangular hole in the bulkhead wall. Has a deck railing and staple-end trucks with a coil coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Shell: has a few scuffs and some box rub plus there is some touch-up on the left side. Chassis: the frame has touch-up above the drawbar.
Photo of the bulkhead wall.
The shell is very, very clean with very nice lettering; the frame is also very, very clean and the "2466WX" is clearly visible underneath.
A view of the tender's rear deck.
In addition, the unit was serviced by us and it has a nice sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view.

Correct tender for some 224, 675, 1666 & 2025 postwar Lionel engines (depending on year) and it is the proper-style tender for many other early postwar steamers.
6026W Square Tender See Notes Yes $ 85 A coffin-style, "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender: earliest version from 1953 with metal, bar-end trucks and a magnetic coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Has a few rust spots on the frame and that's it for flaws; has a brand new reproduction shell.
Photo of the back of the tender.
Serviced and it works great plus it has a nice sounding whistle.
An "aerial" view.

Correct tender for some 685, 2037 and 2055 steam engines (depending on year) and it is the proper-style tender for many other small engines from the '50s & '60s.
6466WX Coal Tender VG- Yes $ 60 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.
Photo of the bulkhead wall.
Has some box rub plus various paint chips and that's about it for flaws. The shell is very, very clean overall with strong lettering; the chassis is also very, very clean with a nice rust-free frame plus "6466WX" is clearly visible underneath.
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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