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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 Standard Gauge Set Box 347 Macys Special 8 337 338 WOW

$400.00
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Rare Lionel Prewar 813 O Cattle Stock Car Green Orange Short Wheel Base Set 5

$149.99 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR O Gauge Boxed Train Set 266 REDUCED

$399.95 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR RARE PASSENGER SET 1941 ENGINE LOCOMOTIVE WITH SET BOX

$895.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 181 SET 262 LOCO 812 814 817 ALL ORIG VG 1931 32 RUNS

$429.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Original Prewar O Gauge Maroon Passenger Set 160

$245.00 Buy It Now
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MVT Lionel Prewar Passenger Set 2 2642 2643 VERY GOOD CONDITION

$99.95
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prewar Lionel No 209 Barrel set in Work Train 357E 212 Gondola Car original box

$127.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel O Gauge PreWar Commodore Vanderbilt Freight Set Whistle Tender 265 E 265E

$299.94 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 252 ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE + 5 car freight set 1930s o gauge

$300.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar Train Set With Original Track

$180.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel 248 prewar freight set

$150.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Freight Cars set 1061 caboose 1682 1680 Baby Ruth 1679

$26.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar Rail Chief Set of Cars Restored O Gauge

$245.00
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Prewar Lionel Standard Gauge 80 Semaphore Block Signal ORIG HEAD CLAMP SET PAIR

$2.99 Buy It Now
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ORIGINAL UN RESTORED prewar 294 LIONEL PASSENGER train SET O gauge no tracks

$750.00 Buy It Now
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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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LIONEL PREWAR 607 607 608 3 CAR TIN PLATE PASS SET ALL ORIG ILLUM 1926 29

$189.95 Buy It Now
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259E Freight set Gunmetal 1938 2651 2654 2655 2657 Lionel Prewar 0 Gauge C205

$9.00
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LIONEL PREWAR 6206E LIONEL JR PASS SET BOXED UNC 1939 ONLY C8LN COND ORIG

$439.95 Buy It Now
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Lionel Jr PreWar 1055E Set 1681E Loco Tanker Boxcar Caboose Orig Set Box

$224.99 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar 296 Peacock Set 253 607 608

$99.00
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LIONEL PREWAR PASSENGER SET 252 LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE607607608 L PASSENGER CARS

$185.00 Buy It Now
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BEAUTIFUL LIONEL PREWAR RED 248 629 630 PASSENGER SET OUTFIT 292

$245.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel PreWar3 Green Original Pass set 2610 1 612 Very nice Large set

$29.95
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25 LIONEL PREWAR TRAINS BARRELS SET OF 25 FOR PREWAR GONDOLAS 7 8 INCH TALL

$19.95 Buy It Now
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LIONEL ORIGINAL TINPLATE PREWAR 1925 STAND GAUGE 402E PASSENGER SET EXCELLENT

$999.00 Buy It Now
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Set of 2 Lionel Prewar O Gauge Stephen Girard Passenger Cars 607 608 DAKOTApaul

$19.99
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Set of 3 Lionel Prewar O Gauge Stephen Girard Passenger Cars 607 608 DAKOTApaul

$25.00
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Lionel 1685 1685 1687 prewar passenger car set

$184.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR TRAIN SET 259 LOCO259T529 PULLMAN530 OBSERVATIONBOXESPAPER ++

$189.00
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Lionel prewar passenger set 140W 224 2640 2640 2641

$149.00
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LIONEL EXCEPTIONAL PREWAR STD GAUGE SET352B W 10 LOCO PASS CARS EX ORIG

$585.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 2630 2630 2631 BLUE SILVER 3 CAR PASSENGER SET

$79.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Ives prewar O gauge transition trains Set no 1661E

$199.00 Buy It Now
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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.