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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
675 Steam Engine
&
2466WX Tender
Loco:
E+

Tender:
E++
Yes $275
SOLD
A 2-6-2 K4 Pacific-type steamer with the correct 2466WX whistling tender:
Photo of the left side of the loco.
The die-cast engine has Baldwin disk drivers plus a die-cast trailing truck and it is the harder-to-find version from 1947 only with a large unpainted aluminum smoke stack.
Photo of the right side of the loco.
Has an operating headlight and smoke.
Photo of the front of the loco.
Some paint chips and box rub and that's about it for flaws. Overall the boiler is clean with vibrant paint and strong, silver numbering plus nice side rods and the boiler front marker lights are intact!
Two "aerial" views of the loco.

Photo of the tender.
The early coal-style "LIONEL LINES" tender has a metal-body whistle plus staple-end trucks with a coil coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Version with no railing holes at the drawbar end plus a rectangular air hole in the bulkhead wall.
Photo of the bulkhead wall.
The ORIGINAL shell has silver heat-stamped lettering and rear deck railings.
Photo of the rear deck.
Minimal flaws! The body is very clean with nice lettering and the frame is equally as nice with the "2466WX" clearly visible underneath. The unit was serviced and it has a nice sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

With its prototypical, early-coal-style tender and full complement of driving hardware, it's a great example of one of Lionel's mid-size steamers from the late '40s. The loco lights, smokes and runs great -- it is one of the best-running 675s we have ever had plus the tender has a smooth sounding whistle. These low-mileage units were serviced and they are ready for your display shelf or layout.
681 S2 Turbine &
2671W Tender
Loco:
E+

Tender:
See Notes
Yes $225 A 6-8-6 turbine & 12-wheel, streamlined whistling tender from 1950-51:

Photo of the left side of the engine.
Loco: Magnetraction, operating headlight & smoke plus white heat-stamped numbering.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Some paint chips on the pilot and around the cab area. The engine is sharp overall -- very clean with crisp numbering, shiny side rods and nice vibrant paint.
Photo of the front of the engine.
The loco lights, smokes and runs great.
An "aerial" view of the engine.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
The "scoop" tender has a brand new reproduction "PENNSYLVANIA" shell with silver lettering that is mounted on the correct chassis with 6-wheel trucks and a coil coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
The unit is sharp overall -- very, very clean with a rust-free frame that has the "2671W lettering clearly visible.
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
Serviced and it has a nice sounding whistle.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

A good-looking 681 turbine and 2671W tender combination that is ready for a layout!
726RR Berkshire
&
2046W Tender
Loco:
Ex.

Tender:
VG
Yes $295 The Korean War version of the Berkshire: a large, die-cast steamer from 1952 plus the correct "LIONEL LINES" streamlined tender.
Photo of the left side of the engine.
This 2-8-4 engine has smoke, operating headlight & spoked drivers with a full complement of driving hardware.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Version with a four-window cab and silver, rubber-stamped numbering. Boiler front has red marker jewels which may not be original.
Front view of the loco.
Engine: some paint chips & box rub in spots plus some of the side rods are tarnished. That's about it for flaws; it is very clean overall with nice, vibrant paint, intact marker lights and crisp numbering. This powerful loco with smoke and an operating headlight looks great and runs well.
Two "aerial" views of the loco.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
The whistling, (scoop) tender has closed circular holes on the deck end, and white heat-stamped lettering plus 4-wheel bar-end trucks with magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Has some paint chips, scuffs, small "melt" marks and box rub. However, none of the flaws are severe and the tender still looks good. The shell is ORIGINAL and it is clean with strong lettering, intact steps and no cracks! The chassis is very clean with the "2046W" lettering clearly visible on the frame underside plus the unit has a strong whistle!
A view of the tender's rear deck.
Has the original water scoop and the whistle works well.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

We have had very few 726RR Berkshires over the years! This powerfully-built loco and prototypical tender are impressive-looking; they are ready for a display shelf or layout as everything works properly!
736 Berkshire
&
2671WX Tender
Loco:
Ex.

Tender:
Ex.
Yes $325 An early-style 736 Berkshire -- a large steamer with the correct and desirable "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 1951 with flagstaffs with hexagon bases, trailing truck with cast metal sides, four-window cab and silver (rubber-stamped) numbering.
Front view of the loco.
Some moisture spots in the paint (primarily on the cab roof) plus a couple of the side rods are tarnished and that's about it for flaws! It is 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.
A few paint chips and some box rub in spots and that's about it for flaws. Overall, this unit 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!
1656 Steam Switcher
&
6403B Tender
Loco:
E++/OB

Tender:
E+++/OB

Master Carton
L&T
with
OBs
Plus



L&T


Loco
Left


Loco
Right


Loco
Front


Loco
Cab


Loco
Top



Tender
Left


Tender
Right


Tender
Rear


Tender
Top
$850 A RARE find from 1948-49: an 0-4-0 die-cast B6 yard switcher with the correct, bell-ringing, die-cast tender plus the component boxes and in the separate-sale MASTER CARTON!

Loco: operating headlight, operating front coupler, spoked drivers and a full complement of driving hardware. Has wire handrails and silver, rubber-stamped numbering. The cab interior of the 1656 is very detailed with simulated gauges, piping, levers and firebox. This low-mileage unit is very, very clean with intact front steps, crisp numbering, vibrant paint and nice shiny side rods plus it lights and runs great! The correct 6403B "LIONEL LINES" 8-wheel tender has white, heat-stamped lettering plus staple-end trucks with an operating coil coupler. With its wire handrail, internal bell (with ON/OFF switch) and operating back-up light, this deluxe tender is the most desirable slope-back tender made by Lionel in the postwar era. The shell is very, very clean with spectacular lettering and nice vibrant paint! Has a nice rust-free chassis (with the "6403B" stamping clearly visible) plus the bell and light on this little-used tender work very well!
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #2403B-11, dated 8/48.

Photo of the engine box.
Grade 6+ original box for the engine (tears; creases; scrapes; tape; ink from a black marker on one end flap).
Another view of the engine box.
Has the insert (liner) and even with the flaws, this box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Photo of the box insert.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 8 original box for the tender (tears; discoloration from the original factory tape; some dirt).
Another view of the tender box.
Has the insert (liner) and the box is SOLID: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the elaborate box insert.

Photo of the Master Carton.
Grade 7 original "1656LT" (Loco Tender) Master Carton (tears; creases; "aged" look).
Another view of the Master Carton.
This Star Company corrugated box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy with a very readable end label -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the manufacturer's data & identification.

This prototypical 1656/6403B combination is gorgeous and the boxes are a major plus! Steam engine master cartons are extremely difficult to find (much harder than Diesel master cartons) and this is the first 1656 Master Carton that we have ever had for sale! This package will enhance anyone's collection!
2025 Steam Engine
&
6466W Tender
Loco:
E-

Tender:
VG
Yes $160 A medium-sized K4 Pacific-type 2-6-4 loco from 1952 only with light & smoke; includes the correct 6466W "LIONEL LINES" early coal-style whistling, tender.
Photo of the left side of the engine.
The die-cast engine has spoked drivers, a full complement of driving hardware and a sheet-metal trailing truck.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
The loco has an operating headlight and smoke.
Photo of the front of the engine.
Has a few paint chips and some box rub plus a little surface rust on one of the side rods. Overall the boiler is very clean with vibrant paint and crisp, silver numbering. Has a repro boiler front.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
The 8-wheel tender has staple-end trucks with a magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
The shell has some box rub and paint chips.
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
The frame has a prior owner's name scratched in the bottom.
An "aerial" view of the tender.
A few flaws but the unit has the original shell which is all intact and clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint. The chassis is rust free and very, very clean overall plus the "6466W" stamping is clearly visible.

The steamer lights and runs great and the tender has a nice-sounding whistle. It is a fantastic steamer & tender combination for an operator -- for $160!!!
2035 Steam Engine
&
6466W Tender
Loco:
E+/OB

Tender:
E++/OB
Yes $275
SOLD
A K4 Pacific 2-6-4 diecast loco from 1951 with Magnetraction, smoke and headlight; includes the correct 6466W "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender.
Photo of the left side of the loco.
Has a black-painted smokestack, sintered-iron spoked drivers and a full complement of driving hardware. The 3-window cab has silver, rubber-stamped numbers.
Photo of the right side of the loco.
A few paint chips and that's about it for cosmetic flaws. It is very clean with sharp numbering, vibrant paint and nice shiny side rods. Has a repro boiler front.
Photo of the front of the loco.
The engine lights, smokes and runs great!
Two "aerial" views of the locomotive.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #2035-13 dated 7/50.
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the engine box.
Engine: grade 6 original box (one un-original end flap with that end taped shut; tears; creases; store advertising stamp).
Another view of the engine box.
The old store advertising stampings provide a glimpse of the history of this item: it was originally sold by Rosewood Hobby Shop, a well-known store that was once located at 115 N. Wood Avenue in Linden, NJ!
Photo of the box insert.
Has the insert and the box is solid -- fairly clean and square.

Photo of the tender.
This early coal-style tender has silver, heat-stamped lettering plus four-wheel, staple-end trucks with a magnetic coupler. It has "6466W" clearly stamped on the frame underside.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
The tender is completely intact and very, very clean with strong lettering and a nice, rust-free frame.
Photo of the front of the tender.
Has a nice sounding whistle.
Two "aerial" views of the tender.

Photo of the tender box.
Tender: grade 7 original box (one un-original inner flap; missing the top layer of a small portion of the box; tears; creases; tape).
Another view of the tender box.
Has the insert and despite the flaws, the box is very presentable as it is clean, square and sturdy.
Photo of the box insert.

Both units were serviced by us and they are ready for your display shelf, layout or Christmas tree!

Over the years, most collectors looking for a steam engine have pursued the larger Hudsons, "Baby" Hudsons, Berkshires and Turbines with the mid-size K4s largely being overlooked and relegated to being used as runners. Now it is very, very difficult to find these engines in nice condition. It has almost 8 years since we had a boxed 2035 for sale!
2037 Steam Engine
&
6026W Tender
Loco: E++/OB

Tender: E++/OB
Yes $225 A 2-6-4 Prairie-type Steamer from 1957: 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.
Side rods are tarnished plus there is some box rub in places and that's about it for flaws on the engine. It is sharp: very, very clean with strong white, heat-stamped numbering, nice vibrant paint, intact steps and intact marker lights.
Photo of the front of the engine.
This very low-mileage loco lights, smokes and runs great!
An "aerial" view of the engine.

Photo of the engine box.
Grade 8 original box for the engine (tears). The box is SOLID: complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Another view of the engine box.
The corrugated box was made by the St. Joe Paper Co. -- and the year (1957) is indicated by "7" on one side.
Photo of the manufacturer's data & identification plus the date code.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
This "coffin-type" 8-wheel tender has white, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end metal trucks with a tab coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
A few very small rust spots on the frame underside and that's about it for flaws! It is a gorgeous tender: very, very clean with crisp lettering. The original shell is completely intact.
Photo of the back of the tender.
Has a nice strong whistle.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 7 original box for the tender (tears; creases; some dirt; "aged" look; covered in clear tape -- may be a Guinness World Record for tape on one box). Even with the flaws, this box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and study -- plus it is the correct "Late Classic" box for this version of the 6026W.
Another view of the tender box.

The 2037 headed up many sets over the years but they are not all that easy to find in collector-quality condition anymore. If this is the engine and tender you had as a kid, it would make a nice gift to yourself! It is one of the nicest 2037/6026W combinations we have ever had plus both units were serviced and they are ready for your layout or display shelf.
2046 Steam Engine
&
2046W Tender
Loco:
E+

Tender:
VG
Yes $275 Large 4-6-4 steamer with Magnetraction, operating headlight & smoke and a whistling tender.
Photo of the left side of the loco.
Version from 1950 with die-cast trailing truck, 3-window cab and silver, rubber-stamped numbering plus the correct (streamlined) tender with (widely-spaced) "LIONEL LINES" lettering.
Photo of the right side of the loco.
Minimal flaws! The loco is very, very clean with strong numbering, nice shiny side rods, intact marker lights and nice even paint.
Photo of the front of the loco.
This extremely low-mileage engine lights, smokes and runs great!
An "aerial" view of the loco.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
The 8-wheel "scoop" tender has open deck holes plus staple-end trucks with single magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Hairline crack above and below the rear screw hole (no loss of plastic) plus some chips in the paint and plastic on the right front edge.
Another view of the tender.
The tender is very clean overall with beautiful lettering!
Two views of the back of the tender.
Has a nice rust-free chassis and the "2046W" lettering is clearly visible on the frame.
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
This little-used tender has a nice-sounding whistle.
An "aerial" view of the tender.

With its prototypical, "scoop" tender and full complement of driving hardware, this good-looking 2046 & 2046W set is a great example of one of Lionel's larger steamer and deluxe tender combinations from the postwar era. Both units were serviced and they are ready for your layout or display shelf. Only the second time we have ever had the 1950 version of the 2046/2046W Loco & Tender combination. These two pieces are not that easy to find!
2055 Steam Engine
&
6026W Tender
Loco:
Ex./OB

Tender:
E+/OB
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 paint loss on the pilot (cowcatcher) and steam chests plus some paint chips and box rub in spots; in addition, some of the side rods are discolored. However, none of the flaws are severe and this engine is very clean overall 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.
Has the correct, original instruction sheet #2035-13 dated 6/53 (tears, creases, discolored).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the engine box.
Grade 7 original "Middle-Classic" box for the engine (tears; scrapes; tape; amateur repairs).
Another view of the engine box.
Has the insert (tears; creases; brittle; small pieces missing) and despite the flaws, this box is still solid as it has both end flaps and all four inner flaps plus it is clean, square and sturdy -- and it is a tough box to find!
Photo of the box insert.

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.
Minimal flaws on the tender! The original shell is completely intact and very, very clean with strong 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.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 7+ original box for the tender (tears; creases; tape; amateur repairs to one end flap).
Another view of the tender box.
Has the insert (tears; creases; brittle) and even with the flaws, this box is solid as it is clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also the correct (larger-style) "Middle Classic" box with insert for the 1953 version of the 6026W!
Photo of the tender box insert.

These low-mileage pieces were serviced by us and they are ready for your display shelf, layout or Christmas tree!
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243W Square Tender E+++ Yes $ 75 A stray coffin-style, "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender from 1960-61: has early-style AAR trucks with an operating coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! Has an original shell that is completely intact and very, very clean with crisp lettering!
Photo of the rear deck.
Has a very strong sounding whistle (but also emits a common buzzing sound).
An "aerial" view.

This is the first 243W Tender we have ever had available for separate sale! It is the correct tender for 233, 243, 2018 and 2037 postwar engines; it is also the proper-style tender for many other later postwar steamers.
2046W Streamlined Tender See Notes Yes $110
SOLD
A stray "LIONEL LINES" whistling "scoop" tender from the early 50s. 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 with the "2046W" lettering visible on the frame underside plus the unit was serviced by us and it has a nice sounding whistle!
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.
6466WX Coal Tender Ex. Yes $110 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.
A few chips along the edge of the coal pile on the right side plus the usual paint loss in front above the drawbar but overall, the tender is very nice as it is completely intact and very clean with strong lettering. In addition, the frame is rust-free and very clean plus the original "6466WX" numbering on the bottom is almost 100% intact!
Photo of the rear deck.
The tender was serviced by us and it has a very-nice-sounding whistle!
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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