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This Web Page Last Updated: June 22, 2017

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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
681 S2 Turbine &
2671W Tender
Loco:
E+

Tender:
See Notes
Yes $175 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 $225 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!
2018 Steam Engine
&
1130T Tender
Loco:
E++

Tender:
E+
Yes $110 A small 2-6-4 Prairie-type Steamer from 1959 with the correct 1130T tender.
Photo of the left side of the engine.
Loco: black-painted die-cast boiler with spoked drivers plus light and smoke.
Photo of the right side of the loco.
Has a four-window cab plus white, heat-stamped numbering.
Photo of the front of the loco.
Minimal flaws! The boiler and cab are gorgeous: very, very clean with nice side rods, intact marker lights, nice vibrant paint and crisp numbering! The steps on the cowcatcher are completely intact and this very low-mileage engine lights, smokes and runs great!
Two "aerial" views of the loco.

Photo of the left side of the tender.
The 8-wheel small streamlined tender has early AAR trucks with an operating coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
One small nick on the edge of the inside wall on the right side of the deck and that's it for flaws!
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
The tender is very clean with crisp lettering plus it is all intact with no cracks and it has a nice rust-free chassis.
Two "aerial" views of the tender.

Great pieces for an operator: the loco was serviced and these units are ready for your layout. In addition, the 2018 headed up a number of sets in the late 50s and would probably represent a significant upgrade for most collectors!
2025 Steam Engine
&
6466W Tender
Loco:
E-

Tender:
VG
Yes $140 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!!!
2026 Steam Engine
only
(no tender)
See Notes Yes $ 75 A Prairie-type die-cast Steamer with headlight and smoke plus silver, rubber-stamped numbering (no tender):
Photo of the right side.
Upscale 2-6-2 version from 1948-49 with steel-rimmed spoked drivers and a full complement of driving hardware plus a die-cast trailing truck.
Photo of the front.
A few paint chips along the catwalk edges plus both steps on the cowcatcher are bent up -- but they are there!
Photo of the front taken from another angle.
The loco is very clean overall with vibrant paint, beautiful numbering and nice shiny side rods -- plus the marker lights are intact.
An "aerial" view.

The loco lights, smokes and runs very well!
2034 Steam Engine
&
6066T Tender
Loco:
E+/OB

Tender:
E+++/OB
Yes $110 A 2-4-2 Scout-type steamer from 1952 only: has the correct "LIONEL LINES" 6066T tender.
Photo of the left side of the engine.
The loco has a die-cast boiler with silver numbering plus an operating headlight.
Photo of the right side of the engine.
Some paint chips on the right side of the cab and the right side steam chest. That's about it for flaws on the cab and boiler!
Photo of the front of the engine.
Side rods are a little tarnished but the marker lights & front steps are intact and this unit is very, very clean!
An "aerial" view of the engine.
The 2034 has one of the most detailed cab interiors that Lionel ever made with simulated gauges, piping, levers and firebox.
Photo of the cab interior.

Photo of the engine box.
Grade 7+ original "Middle-Classic" box for the engine (tears; creases; some discoloration; tape inside).
Another view of the engine box.
Has the insert (tears; creases; stains; one small piece missing) and despite the flaws, this box is still solid as it is clean, complete, 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 8-wheel "early coal" tender has white heat-stamped bold-faced lettering plus "Scout-type" trucks with single magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side of the tender.
Version with rectangular hole in the bulkhead wall and with hole in coal pile.
Photo of the rear deck of the tender.
Minimal flaws on the tender -- it is absolutely gorgeous: very, very clean and all intact with spectacular lettering!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

Photo of the tender box.
Grade 8 original box for the tender (tears; creases; tape inside). This box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Another view of the tender box.

This is only the second 2034/6066T steamer & tender combination we have ever offered for sale and it is the first boxed set we have ever had! We rarely get "low-end" pieces like this as they are usually well played with and only good for parts. The 2034 engine came in starter sets but since it was produced for only one year, it is not that easy to find. These pieces are in nice shape plus the loco is very peppy and it lights and runs well!
2046 Steam Engine
&
2046W Tender
Loco:
E+

Tender:
VG
Yes $225 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 $225 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!
Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read about 2055 Steamers.
Lonesome Tenders Looking for Mates:
234W Pennsylvania
Square Tender
See Notes Yes $ 95 A stray coffin-style, whistling tender with a brand new reproduction shell.
Photo of the other side.
Has the correct chassis for a Pennsylvania shell: version from 1966 only with one early-style AAR truck with drawbar and one later-style AAR truck with a fixed coupler.
Photo of the rear deck.
The chassis is very, very clean and rust free. Serviced and the whistle works well!
An "aerial" view.

This is the first 234W Tender from 1966 we have ever had available for separate sale! It is the correct tender for a 2029 steamer from 1966 and it is also the proper-style tender for many other later postwar steamers. This is an opportunity to dress up your steam engine with a tender with a real roadname.
1872T ===========
W. & A. R. R.

Tender
===========
E+ Yes $ 75 A lonesome 8-wheel woodpile tender for the 1872 General Steamer sold from 1959-62:
Photo of the right side of the tender.
The tender has a green-painted body with gold heat-stamped lettering plus arch-bar trucks with an operating coupler.
Photo of the front of the tender.
Has some surface rust on the drawbar, frame and other metal parts. That's it for flaws. The tender is very clean overall with crisp lettering, strong striping and nice, vibrant paint!
An "aerial" view of the tender.

First General-style tender of any kind that we have ever had available for separate sale!
2046W Streamlined Tender E+ Yes $135
SOLD
A stray "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender: deck end has open holes; chassis has bar-end (metal) trucks with magnetic coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The tender is very clean with nice lettering plus the steps are intact and there are no cracks. The chassis is rust free and very clean with the original "2046W" numbering clearly visible! Serviced and the whistle and coupler both work!
Photo of the rear deck.
The trucks, coupler and shell all help to date this "scoop" tender as a 1951-53 piece.
An "aerial" view.

Separate sale tenders with intact original shells are hard to come by and this one is nice.

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.
"2046W" Original
Streamlined Tender
Chassis

with a

repro
NYC shell
See Notes Yes $ 95 A stray 8-wheel whistling tender from 1953-54 with a brand new reproduction (and incorrect) "NEW YORK CENTRAL" shell.
Photo of the other side.
This "scoop" tender has bar-end trucks with a magnetic coupler.
Photo of the rear deck.
The chassis is very clean with the original "2046W" numbering clearly visible! Serviced and the whistle and coupler both work!
An "aerial" view.

Here's an opportunity to dress up a postwar steamer with a real roadname (rather than "LIONEL LINES").
2671W Pennsylvania
Streamlined Tender
VG+ Yes $135 A large 12-wheel "PENNSYLVANIA" whistling tender from 1949-51: (non-lighted version with white lettering).
Photo of the other side.
This "scoop" tender has open deck holes plus 6-wheel trucks with a coil coupler.
Photo of the rear deck.
Some rub marks and paint loss in spots and that's about it for flaws! The original shell is clean with strong lettering plus there are no cracks and the steps are intact. The chassis is also very clean with the original "2671W" numbering clearly visible!
An "aerial" view.
Serviced by us and it has a nice sounding whistle!

This desirable type tender is not often offered for sale separately!
File photo showing what a 2671W tender looks like with a Turbine.
The 2671W is the correct tender for the 671 Turbine (sold in 1948 & 1949) and the 681 Turbine (sold in 1950 & 1951) but truthfully, a 2671W tender will look great with just about any large postwar Lionel engine!
6020W Coal Tender E+ Yes $110 An early coal-style, "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender with silver, heat-stamped lettering from 1948-49. Has staple-end trucks and a coil coupler. This deluxe tender has a full complement of railing detail: a deck railing and handrails at all four corners!
Photo of the right side.
Version with oval hole in the bulkhead wall and it is the variation without "6020W" on the frame. Has the earlier-style metal whistle housing.
Photo of the front of the tender.
Common paint loss above the drawbar and some scratches on the bottom of the frame but the chassis is very clean overall and rust free. The tender is sharp as the original shell is very clean with crisp lettering.
Photo of the back of the tender.
The tender was serviced and the whistle works fine.
An "aerial" view.

A very nice tender! The 6020W is the correct tender for the 2020 Turbine sold in 1948 & 1949 and it is also the proper-style tender for many other early postwar steamers. This is the first 6020W tender we have ever offered for sale separately!
6466W Coal Tender E++/OB Yes $110 An early coal-style, "LIONEL LINES" whistling tender with white, heat-stamped lettering from 1950-52. Has staple-end trucks and a magnetic coupler.
Photo of the right side.
Has some box rub in spots and that's about it for flaws!
Photo of the front of the tender.
A gorgeous tender overall as the original shell is very clean with crisp lettering plus the frame is rust-free frame and very clean -- and the original "6466W" number on the bottom is almost 100% intact!
Photo of the back of the tender.
The tender was serviced and it has a nice-sounding whistle!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; creases; lots of tape inside; glue residue; mildly distorted; store advertising stamping).
Another view of the box.
Has the insert (tears & tape) and this box is very useful as it is fairly clean, complete and sturdy! It will protect the tender in shipping and in storage.
Photo of the box insert.
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!

A very nice tender! The 6466W is the correct tender for 2025, 2026, 2035 and 2036 postwar Lionel engines and it is also the proper-style tender for many other early postwar steamers.
6466WX Coal Tender E+ 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.
Some paint chips on the frame above the drawbar and that's about it for flaws! The tender is sharp: completely intact and very, very clean with beautiful 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.

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