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Steamers & Tenders

This Web Page Last Updated: January 17, 2019

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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
246 Steam Engine
&
1130T Tender
Loco:
E+++/OB

Tender:
E+++/OB
Yes $195 A Scout steamer with a black-painted plastic (Type VII) body and white heat-stamped numbers. Version from 1959 with a "see-through" cowcatcher and early smooth-bottom motor. Has the correct "LIONEL LINES" streamlined tender.
Photo of the left side of the locomotive.
This 2-4-2 loco has an operating headlight, 2-position E-unit and Magnetraction.
Photo of the right side of the locomotive.
This very-low-mileage loco is sharp: very, very clean with crisp numbers and the window struts, cow catcher & marker lights are all completely intact!
Photo of the front.
The unit lights and runs great!
Photo of the cab interior.
The 246's cab interior is very detailed with simulated gauges, piping, levers and firebox.
Two "aerial" views.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #246-7, dated 5/59 (creases, discolored).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the engine box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; stains; mildly distorted).
Another view of the engine box.
A few flaws but this Mead Containers corrugated box is fairly clean, complete and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the side with the manufacturer's information.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
This small non-whistling tender has white heat-stamped lettering.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Has early AAR trucks with an operating coupler.
Photo of the tender's rear deck.
The tender is gorgeous: all intact and very, very clean with nice crisp lettering!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scuff; tape inside; mildly distorted; panel partially separated). A very presentable box: clean, complete and sturdy! It is also the correct ("perforated panel") box for an 1130T Tender from 1959!
Another view of the tender box.

This is the first 246/1130T combination from 1959 that we have ever had and the boxes are a major plus! The 246 is not easy to find all intact.
671RR S2 Turbine &
2046W-50 Tender
Loco:
Ex.

Tender:
Ex.
Yes $275 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.
Landing at the bottom of the left flight of steps is chipped plus there is some box rub in spots and that's about it for flaws. The engine is very clean overall with nice clean side rods and very nice 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.
A few small stains plus some paint chips and that's about it for flaws. The original shell is very clean overall with nice crisp lettering! The frame has some scratches but it is clean and rust free with the "2046W-50" numbering clearly visible!
Photo of the back of the tender.
The tender was serviced by us; it works great with a nice sounding whistle.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Check your collection; this is the first 671RR Turbine we have ever had for sale! This 1-year-only engine is not that easy to find.
Two different versions of the 736 Berkshire Steam Engine:
736 Berkshire
&
2671WX Tender
Loco:
E++

Tender:
E++
Yes $425
SOLD
An early-style 736 Berkshire -- a large steamer with the correct, deluxe "LIONEL LINES" 12-wheel tender.
Photo of the left side of the engine.
This 2-8-4 engine has Magnetraction, smoke, operating headlight & spoked drivers with a full complement of driving hardware.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Version from 1950-51 with flagstaffs with hexagon bases, trailing truck with cast metal sides, four-window cab and fancy, silver (rubber-stamped) numbering.
Front view of the loco.
Some box rub plus a couple of the side rods are tarnished and that's about it for flaws! It is sharp: very, very clean with nice even paint and crisp numbering.
An "aerial" view of the loco.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
Streamlined tender has open circular holes on the deck end, small widely-spaced, white heat-stamped lettering plus 6-wheel trucks with coil coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Minimal flaws! The original shell is very, very clean with strong lettering! Has a nice rust-free chassis and the "2671WX" lettering is clearly visible on the frame.
A view of the tender's rear deck.
Has the original water scoop and the whistle works well.
An "aerial" view of the 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 by us and the engine lights, smokes and runs great! The tender has a nice-sounding whistle and this low-mileage loco & tender combination is ready for your layout or display shelf!
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 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!
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2055 Steam Engine
&
6026W Tender
Loco:
E-

Tender:
VG
Yes $195 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, rubber-stamped numbering.
Photo of the right side of the loco.
Some paint loss on the pilot (cowcatcher) plus various paint chips (especially on the catwalk on the left side). This engine is very, very clean overall with nice side rods, vibrant paint, strong 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.
The lettering is not as crisp as when new plus there are some surface scratches and scuffs on the sides. However, the original shell is completely intact and clean with very-readable lettering. The "6026W" numbering on the frame is largely worn off but the frame is rust free with nice vibrant paint.
Photo of the back of the tender.
Has a very nice sounding whistle.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

These low-mileage pieces were serviced by us and they are ready for your layout! This is the first 2055 with rubber-stamped numbering we have ever had!
Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read about 2055 Steamers.
Lonesome Tenders Looking for Mates:
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.

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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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