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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 passenger cars set 1685 1685 1687

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FACTORY ERROR Prewar Lionel Set 751E Union Pacific 752E 753 754 M10000

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LIONEL PreWar SET BOX No 240E TRAIN PreWar O GAUGE BOX ONLY

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LIONEL PREWAR PUT TOGETHER 1666 GUN METAL FREIGHT SET CA1942 C 7 01288148T

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LIONEL PREWAR 152 ELECTRIC LOCO 2603 PULLMAN 604 OBSERVATION O GAUGE W SET BOX

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LIONEL PREWAR 254 TRAIN SET W 607 PULLMANS AND 608 OBSERVATION CARS

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LIONEL 179E EMPTY SET BOX 252E ORANGE FREIGHT PREWAR O GAUGE X9196

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Lionel Trains Prewar 818 Accessory Set O Gauge

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PREWAR LIONEL DARK OLIVE STD GAUGE LIGHTED 8 PASS SET 1926 32 AS FOUND LK

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PREWAR LIONEL RED CREAM STD GAUGE LIGHTED 8 PASS SET 1926 32 RUNS AS FOUND

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Lionel prewar 550 figure set conductor 1930s version looking at his watch

$30.88
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LIONEL PREWAR RARE STD GAUGE SET 363E W 390E LOCO TEND FREIGHTS VG+IN OBS

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ORIGINAL UN RESTORED prewar 294 LIONEL PASSENGER train SET O gauge no tracks

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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 181 SET 262 LOCO 812 814 817 ALL ORIG VG 1931 32 RUNS

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

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Lionel THREE PREWAR 2600 SERIES RED PASSENGER CARS SET

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PREWAR LIONEL SET BOX for OUTFIT no139 o gauge

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PREWAR LIONEL SET BOX for OUTFIT no136 o gauge 1930s

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LIONEL PREWAR Passenger Set Original Paint 253 607 608 607 1924 1936

$150.00
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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 613 614 615 TWO TONE TERRA COTA CREAM 3 CAR PASS SET

$150.00
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LIONEL PREWAR Passenger Set OrigBox Paint 253 610 610 612 1924 1936 98 se

$225.00
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Lionel Original Prewar BOXED 253 Peacock Passenger Set

$150.00
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Vintae Prewar LIONEL Standard Gauge New York Central Passenger Set 418 419 490

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Lionel Prewar Train Set in Box 3 Cars and 1 Locomotive Tracks Sign Catalog

$349.50
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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE SET 259 ENGINE TENDER 603 603 604 PASSENGER CARS

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O Gauge PreWar Lionel Set for Repair 1688E 2689W 1680 1679 1682

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Lionel Prewar Catalog Covers Set of 10 by Bruce Greenberg

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RARE VINTAGE O GAUGE PREWAR 252 LIONEL SET SEE IT IN ACTION ON YOUTUBE

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Prewar 1926 Lionel 529 529 530 Olive W Maroon Passenger Cars 902 Set O Gauge

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LIONEL PREWAR 607 607 608 3 CAR TIN PLATE PASS SET ALL ORIG ILLUM 1926 29

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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 7100WX 204 LOCO AND TENDER WITH 3 ROLLING STOCK CARS SET

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VINTAGE LIONEL PREWAR New York Central lin 253 4 CARS PASSENGER SET1915 1925

$149.99
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PREWAR LIONEL 252 ELECTRTRAIN SET W 3 PULLMAN PASSENGER CARS

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PREWAR LIONEL 234E PASSENGER SET BOX O GAUGE TOUGH NICEM7

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LIONEL PREWAR ORIGINAL O SCALE SET BOX EMPTY 155

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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.