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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 1571 Telegraph Poles Clock from 1569 SET LIONEL JR Prewar

$24.99
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RARE Lionel Original Prewar 4 Car Scale Rail Chief Passenger Set

$450.00
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Vintage PreWar LIONEL Passenger Set No294 Set Box w Inner Boxes 530 Olive WOW

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Lionel Blue Comet Prewar 390 E Full Set

$532.00
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LIONEL O GAUGE 249 249E PREWAR TRAIN COLLECTION SET BOILER SIDE DRIVE RODS

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LIONEL PREWAR 800 2800 LARGE SERIES FREIGHT SET

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Vtg Prewar 2 LIONEL Standard Gauge Matching BRIDGE Painted Train Set 33 of 60

$16.00
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HIGH GRADE ORIGINAL PREWAR LIONEL NO 86 TELEGRAPH POST SET OB

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LIONEL O GAUGE VINTAGE PREWAR 258 257 TRAIN BOILER CAB TRIM SET HANDRAILS BRASS

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Prewar Lionel O Gauge Outfit Set No299 W 254 Electric Freight Car Set In Box

$202.99
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Prewar Lionel Standard Gauge No205 Set Of 3 Freight Containers

$113.61
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Set Of 2 Prewar Lionel No157 Hand Trucks

$19.96
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25 LIONEL PREWAR TRAINS BARRELS SET OF 25 FOR PREWAR GONDOLAS 7 8 INCH TALL

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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 2640 2640 2641 TWO TONE GREEN 3 CAR PASSENGER SET

$189.00 Buy It Now
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MTH Rail King O Scale 580 2 Silver Street Lamp Set Lionel Train Prewar Style

$19.99
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Lionel Prewar 2 Car Red Passenger Car Set s 16741673

$13.38
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LIONEL 1680F LITHO TANK CAR FIRESTONE SET PREWAR O GAUGE X6302

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LIONEL PREWAR 754 UNION PACIFIC PASSENGER END CAR FOR 752W TRAIN SET FOR RESTORE

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Prewar Lionel Train Set 227 Switcher 2227B Tender 2620 2655 2654 2657 EX

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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Sears Special Train Set 5000E 261E 610 610 612

$325.00
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LIONEL 529 530 PREWAR PASSENGER CAR SET TW0 529s TWO 530s

$49.95
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LIONEL PREWAR TRAINS BARRELS SET OF SIX FOR PREWAR GONDOLAS 7 8 INCH TALL

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SET OF PREWAR LIONEL CABOOSE 2 SUNOCO TANK CARSBOX CAR FLAT CAR

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LIONEL PREWAR 254 TRAIN SET WITH 610 PASSENGER 2CARS612 OBSERVATION CAR

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LIONEL O GAUGE PREWAR TRAIN 258 257 STEAM BOILER 1 SET DRIVE ROD BOLTS

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Original Lionel Prewar 1942 Set with Unusual Blackout Trim on Loco

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50 LIONEL PREWAR TRAINS BARRELS SET OF 50 FOR PREWAR GONDOLAS 7 8 INCH TALL

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New Lionel 6 51010 246E O Gauge Passenger Set Prewar Celebration Series 262E

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Lionel prewar 226e O gauge lumber freight car 1940 set 273W from orig family EXC

$695.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 616 617 618 FLYING YANKEE 3 PIECE SET RUNNER 1935 41 NICE

$259.00 Buy It Now
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PREWAR LIONEL 610 612 TERRA COTTA MAROON RARE QUAKENBUSH SET 1935 EX LN OBM7

$2,500.00 Buy It Now
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PREWAR LIONEL O 1920S 157 PASS SET WITH BLACK 158 2 600 CARS OBM7

$225.00
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VINTAGE LIONEL O SCALE PREWAR SET TRUCK ASSEMBLIES AXELS JOURNALS

$12.95 Buy It Now
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LIONEL O GAUGE PREWAR TRAIN COLLECTION 257 258 SET BOILER SIDE DRIVE RODS

$14.95 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar 6 Freight Car Set s 6596536556516562657

$4.69
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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.