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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 O GAUGE 1630 1630 1631 BLUE SILVER 3 CAR PASENGER SET

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LIONEL MTH PREWAR STANDARD GAUGE 400E NICKEL DOME SET 3 PCS

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LIONEL MTH PREWAR O GAUGE 260E SILVER DOME SET SET OF 3

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LIONEL MTH PREWAR STANDARD GAUGE NICKEL DOME SET FOR 384E 390E LOCO

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LIONEL MTH PREWAR STD GAUGE BATH WINDOW MATERIAL BLUE STATE SET

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Vintage Prewar Lionel O Gauge Red Passenger Car Set

$315.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR TRAINS BARRELS SET OF SIX FOR PREWAR GONDOLAS 7 8 INCH TALL

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LIONEL Prewar O gauge UNION PACIFIC Streamlined Diesel Passenger Set

$262.77
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LIONEL PREWAR JR SET BOX 1056E PASS SET 1681E LOCO TENDER1690 1690 1691 CARS

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Rare Lionel Prewar 813 O Cattle Stock Car Green Orange Short Wheel Base Set 5

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Lionel Prewar 296 passenger set box only 013066703T

$14.99
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Lionel Prewar 293X uncatologed set box only 013066702T

$29.99
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LIONEL PREWAR O Gauge Boxed Train Set 266 REDUCED

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

$149.99
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LIONEL PREWAR SET OF CABOOSE 2 SUNOCO TANK CARSBOX CAR FLAT CAR

$79.99
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LIONEL PREWAR SET 253 0 4 0 DARK GREEN ELECTRIC ENGINE 2 610 1 612 Tested

$159.99
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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 1535 SILVER STREAK C W SET PREWAR O GAUGE X1707

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1934 LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE UNION PACIFIC UP SET CATALOGED OUTFIT NO 751E

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1918 LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE SET CATALOGED OUTFIT NO 166 156 610 610

$895.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Original Prewar O Gauge Maroon Passenger Set 160

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Excellent Lionel Original Prewar BOXED Set 92

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Set of 3 Lionel Original Prewar Red Cream Passenger Cars

$295.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar set 229 Engine 0689 w tender 3 2642 pass cars 1 observation car

$205.00
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Lionel O Gauge PreWar Commodore Vanderbilt Freight Set Whistle Tender 265 E 265E

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LIONEL PREWAR UNION PACIFIC STREAMLINER SET 1934 41 752W 753 754 Restored Tested

$162.50
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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Green 153 Electric Engine 603 Pullman 604 Observation Set

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LIONEL PREWAR LIONEL IVES 1052 E PASS SET 1933 ONLY 1661E LOCO T 1690 90 91

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LIONEL RESTORED PREWAR 752E SET

$399.95
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LIONEL PREWAR FREIGHT SET LOCOMOTIVE 1688E W TENDER 1682 1680 1679 CARS TRACK

$89.99
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Lionel Prewar Train Set With Original Track

$180.00 Buy It Now
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Prewar Lionel Standard Gauge 80 Semaphore Block Signal ORIG HEAD CLAMP SET PAIR

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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

$275.00 Buy It Now
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VINTAGEPREWAR LIONEL JR 1054 TIN METAL TRAIN SET ENG+4 CARS W ORIGBOX C 6

$345.00
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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.