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Steamers & Tenders

This Web Page Last Updated: November 10, 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
682 S2 Turbine &
2046W-50 Tender
Loco:
E+

Tender:
See Notes
Yes $375 A 6-8-6 turbine from 1955 with white, heat-stamped numbers and the correct 8-wheel "PENNSYLVANIA" whistling, (streamlined) tender.
Photo of the left side of the locomotive.
Has Magnetraction, operating headlight & smoke. It lights, smokes and runs great!
Photo of the right side of the loco.
Has a reproduction boiler front and a reproduction drawbar plus some box rub in spots and the usual paint chips along the catwalks.
Photo of the front of the loco.
This unit is very, very clean with crisp numbering and nice vibrant paint! The white striping on the catwalks is a little weak in spots but it still looks nice.
Two "aerial" views of the loco.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
This "scoop" tender has a reproduction shell.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
The chassis is all original with the correct frame and "2046W-50" visible on the bottom plus bar-end, metal trucks with a tab coupler.
Photo of the back of the tender.
The unit works great and has a nice sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

With its distinctive white striping along the running boards and its unique valve gear linkage, the 682 is the most desirable of all of the turbines produced by Lionel in the postwar era.
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

L&T Bottoms
$595
SOLD
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 cab: correct original tender is very, very clean with very nice lettering -- and of course, it works well! Tender chassis: some rust on the front collector assembly and that's it for flaws. The frame is very clean.

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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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.

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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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