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Prewar Lionel Train Sets

Prewar Lionel trains were generally less detailed than later models. The hobby of model railroading had yet to be defined as such. It was still evolving from the realm of fancy toy or novelty to detailed modeling and serious hobby.

Lionel took a lead position in the industry by advocating for a standard track size, the first of which was called of all things, "Standard Gauge". The Lionel Prewar period also saw the introduction of "O gauge" . Construction was typically heavy gauge sheet metal and cast iron. Bright colors were also very prevalent especially in the mid prewar period (1926 - 1929).

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LIONEL PREWAR 258 STEAM ENGINE WITH TENDER TRAIN SET

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EXTRA NICE LIONEL TINPLATE PREWAR O GAUGE 1924 32 254 603 RESTORED PASSENGER SET

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EXTA NICE LIONEL TINPLATE PREWAR O GAUGE 1926 32 252 RESTORED 5 PC FREIGHT SET

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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 7006 UNCAT BOXED TRAIN SET ORIG SET BOX 1941 42 ONLY

$229.00
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NEW Lionel PreWar 14 Ornament Set With Gift Box

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LIONEL 96 PREWAR O GAUGE SET BOX FOR 153 603 603 604 ELECTRIC PASSENGER SET

$65.00 Buy It Now
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lionel original prewar set of terracotta and maroon transition cars

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Lionel prewar train set Everything included

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SAKAI VINTAGE TRAIN SET BOXED LIKE MINIATURE LIONEL STANDARD GAUGE PREWAR NICE

$399.99
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Prewar Lionel Flying Yankee train set 616 617 x 2 618 very good condition

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LIONEL 529 529 530 252 Complet Set PASS CARS 4 WHL OLIVE RED PREWAR O GAUGE

$150.00
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LIONEL PREWAR M10000 751E CITY OF PORTLAND 3 CAR SET RESTORED YELLOW

$295.00
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Lionel Prewar 332339 341 Standard Gauge Passenger Car Set

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LIONEL PREWAR STANDARD GAUGE FREIGHT SET 358E 400E LOCO CA1931 34 C 6 7

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Lionel prewar O scale freight car set 4 items 654 656 657 659

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LIONEL PREWAR SET 225 W 2235W LOCO FREIGHT CARS CIRCA 1939 C 7

$499.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PASSENGER SET PREWAR 259E ENGINE ORANGE 603 604 CARS

$125.00
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Lionel Prewar O Gauge 1937 T Rail Train Set 748W 763 2226WX 2623 4 Boxes

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Lionel PreWar Era Tin Train Set Loco 249 Cars 3659 1680 1679 Caboose 657

$110.00
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Original 1932 36 Prewar Lionel 550 Standing Figure Set in the Original Box

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Lionel Prewar Standard Gauge Set 8E ENGINE PULLMAN OBSERVATION cars Maroon

$675.00
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Lionel Prewar Standard Gauge Tin Toy Tank Car Train Set 384 3 215 217 Original

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Prewar Lionel Set No 259tender653655807 circa 1930s

$129.00
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Lionel Original Prewar High Grade Set 367W BOXED

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LIONEL TRAINS GOOSENECK LAMP POST SET 58 59 DIE CAST METAL POSTWAR PREWAR USA

$15.50
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Prewar Lionel O Gauge Red Comet Passenger Car Set 603 603 604

$17.50
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Lionel Prewar No 101 3 Piece Bridge Set Standard Gauge NO RESERVE DAKOTApaul

$9.99
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Set of 3 Lionel No 806 Prewar O Gauge Orange Cattle Cars NO RES DAKOTApaul

$9.99
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JI 0222 Lionel Prewar 3 Car Passenger Set

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lionel original prewar matched set of orange cars with original boxes

$5,900.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL 1700 STREAMLINER SET SILVER RED FLUTED PREWAR O GAUGE X9024

$99.99
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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR STANDARD GAUGE SHELL BODY CAR LOT FROM SET OLD TOY

$29.00
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1905 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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1906 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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1909 LIONEL ELECTRIC TRAINS CATALOG Wm Vagell PREWAR Standard O 027 Gauge Set

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One of the great prewar Lionel train sets was The Blue Comet which features a detailed lit interior with hinged doors and swiveling seats. A removable roof allows all this fine detail to be appreciated and enjoyed.

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