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Steamers & Tenders

This Web Page Last Updated: January 20, 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
Two different versions of the 221 Dreyfuss Hudson Steam Engine:
221 Dreyfuss Hudson
&
221W
NYC

Tender
L: E++

T: E+
Yes $925 One of the rarest steam engines of the postwar era: the gray Adriatic-type Dreyfuss Hudson with ALUMINUM wheels! This 2-6-4 steamer from 1946 only has a matching gray New York Central whistling tender.
Photo of the left side of the engine.
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 engine.
Loco has a few small paint chips plus some box rub and that's about it for flaws! It is very, very clean with very nice side rods and crisp numbering!
Photo of the front of the engine.
The unit is all original and it lights and runs great!
Two "aerial" views of the engine.

Photo of the tender.
The correct sheet-metal, "box tender" tender has staple-end trucks with a coil coupler.
Photo of the other side of the tender.
Tender has some small paint chips and rust spots on the roof and that's about it for flaws! It is very, very clean with original striping that is more than 99% present! In addition, all ten metal holding tabs are there! The unit is one of the nicest all-original 221W tenders we have ever had. (The lettering and striping are often deteriorated and these tenders usually have to be restored.)
An "aerial" view of the tender.
The chassis is rust free and very clean with the original "221W" numbering clearly visible! The coupler works and the tender has a sweet-sounding whistle.

The last time we had a 221 Dreyfuss with aluminum wheels was over 13 years ago! These pieces represent a high-quality and unusual loco & tender combination that will enhance any collection!
221 Dreyfuss Hudson
&
221W
Tender
Loco:
VG

Tender:
E+
Yes $275
SOLD
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 some paint chips and paint bubbling in a couple of spots plus some rust and tarnishing of the side rods. Overall the unit is fairly clean with crisp numbers.
Photo of the front of the loco.
The loco was tested and it lights and runs great!
Two "aerial" views 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.
A few light scratches and a couple of small rust spots and that's about it for flaws! Overall, it is a very nice unit! The tender was tested and it does work!
An "aerial" view of the tender.
The original striping is more than 95% 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.)

One of Lionel's most interesting engine & tender combinations!
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2016 Steam Engine
&
6026W Tender
Loco: E+/OB

Tender: E+++/OB
Yes $325 A rather obscure 2-6-4 Prairie-type Steamer with a whistling "LIONEL LINES" Square Tender from 1955:
Photo of the left side of the engine.
Engine: headlight plus white, heat-stamped numbering.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
This very low-mileage loco lights and runs very well!
Photo of the front of the engine.
Has a couple of tarnished side rods plus some box rub and a few paint chips and that's about it for flaws! It is a good-looking engine: very clean with crisp numbers plus perfect steps and intact marker lights.
Two "aerial" views of the engine.

Photo of the engine box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; minor stains); the box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Another view of the engine box.
This unusual Schiffenhaus Bros. corrugated box is one of the few Lionel boxes with red printing! Has the year preprinted on one side. This is the first 2016 box with red printing we have ever seen.
Photo of the manufacturer's information.
Has the original instruction sheet #2016-6 dated 4/55 (tears, creases, stains, discolored).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
Correct "coffin-type" tender has bar-end metal trucks with a tab coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
This all original tender is completely intact and very, very clean with crisp lettering and a very nice, rust-free frame!
Photo of the back of the tender.
Has a nice sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases); the box is solid: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct "Middle Classic" box (with interior coupler flaps and no insert) for a tender from 1955.
Another view of the tender box.

The 2016 headed up Freight Set #1000W in 1955. (The equivalent set number for sets sold to chain stores and department stores was 506.) The consist included three common cars: 6014 Baby Ruth Boxcar, 6012 Gondola and a 6017 SP-type Caboose making it a very easy set to build -- if you have the 2016 steamer! It was the only catalogued set to include the 2016! In 1956, the 2016 headed up the uncatalogued Sears Freight Set #9606 and the consist was made up of these cars: 3484-25 Santa Fe operating Boxcar, 6562-25 red New York Central long Gondola, 6464-350 M-K-T Boxcar, 6025 black Gulf 1-dome Tank Car and 6257-50 SP-type Caboose -- making it one of the best Sears sets from the mid-1950s!

Only the second 2016 steamer we have ever offered for sale -- and the last one was over six years ago! The 2016 is a great example of one of Lionel's enigmas: it is a die-cast loco paired with a whistling tender -- but without Magnetraction or smoke! Besides cost cutting, what was Lionel thinking? Both pieces were serviced by us and this loco & tender combination is ready for your display shelf or layout -- a great-running (and scarce) engine with a nice tender and very strong boxes!
2046 Steam Engine
(no tender)
E- Yes $195 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
1001T Sheet-metal Tender Ex. Yes $ 25
SOLD
A good-looking sheet-metal, "LIONEL SCOUT" tender from 1948-52:
Photo of the right side.
Has a black-painted body with white, heat-stamped lettering plus Scout trucks with a Scout coupler.
Photo of the front.
Has some paint loss in the front near the roof plus a few small scratches. It is very clean overall with strong lettering plus all of the metal tabs are present.
Photo of the back.
Not an easy tender to find this nice.
An "aerial" view.

It is the correct tender for the 1001, 1101, 1120 and 1120 Scout-type Steamers. This is the first 1001T tender we have ever had available for separate sale!
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.
2466WX Coal Tender E- Yes $110 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 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 $ 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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