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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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Prewar Lionel Passenger Set w Olive Elec 254 Engine 3 Olive Passenger Cars

$225.00
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Vintage Prewar Lionel O Gauge Gray Passenger Car Set W Brass Steps 605 605 606

$101.99
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LIONEL 159 EMPTY SET BOX 158 901 901 PREWAR O GAUGE X9197

$49.99
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LIONEL 179E EMPTY SET BOX 252E ORANGE FREIGHT PREWAR O GAUGE X9196

$29.99
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LIONEL 5209E EMPTY SET BOX UNCATALOGED PREWAR O GAUGE X9198

$39.99
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Rick Art Repo Prewar Lionel O Gauge Tow Tone Blue Passenger Car Set 708 710 712

$182.39
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Prewar Lionel O Guage Passenger Train Set all original Spectacular

$145.49
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Rare Prewar Lionel Jr 1700e Set With Boxes Smooth Sides

$225.00
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O Lionel Prewar Pullman Set of 3 Passenger Cars two 610 one 612

$77.61
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PREWAR LIONEL 252 ELECTRIC TRAIN SET WITH 3 THREE PULLMAN PASSENGER CARS

$150.00
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SL 95 Red Spoke Wheels for Lionel Prewar O Electric Locomotives Set of 4

$37.85 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar standard gauge 7 pc train set Lot 249

$600.00
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Lionel Trains Prewar 818 Accessory Set O Gauge

$300.00 Buy It Now
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PREWAR LIONEL DARK OLIVE STD GAUGE LIGHTED 8 PASS SET 1926 32 AS FOUND LK

$359.95 Buy It Now
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PREWAR LIONEL RED CREAM STD GAUGE LIGHTED 8 PASS SET 1926 32 RUNS AS FOUND

$359.95 Buy It Now
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Prewar Lionel 259E Engine Tender 2689W 2655 2679 2657 Freight Cars Set

$109.99 Buy It Now
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PREWAR LIONEL 252 ELECTRTRAIN SET W 3 PULLMAN PASSENGER CARS

$249.99 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 550 FIGURE SET ORIGINAL COMPLETE C10 NEW MINT IN ORIGINAL BOX

$375.00
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Prewar Lionel 234 O Scale Set Box Used Vintage Condition See Pics

$17.95 Buy It Now
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Prewar Lionel 266 266E O Scale Set Box Used Vintage Condition See Pics

$17.95 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 252 FREIGHT SET 803280480580628078312902

$450.00
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SET OF 6 Lionel Prewar Standard Gauge Freights 514R 2513512515517 4 boxes

$350.00
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Prewar Lionel 1668e 262 with 600 601 602 passanger set C 6

$145.00 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 Prewar Standard Gauge Passenger Train Set of 4 318E 309 310 and 310

$900.00 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 PREWAR TRAINS BARRELS SET OF SIX FOR PREWAR GONDOLAS 7 8 INCH TALL

$4.99 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR Passenger Set Original Paint 253 607 608 607 1924 1936

$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 O Gauge Prewar Steam Pass Set 262E 262T 2600 2601 2602 Restored

$73.50
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Lionel 97E O Gauge Prewar Passenger Set 251 605 605 606

$63.00
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SET OF PREWAR LIONEL CABOOSE 2 SUNOCO TANK CARSBOX CAR FLAT CAR

$79.99
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Vintae Prewar LIONEL Standard Gauge New York Central Passenger Set 418 419 490

$695.00 Buy It Now
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RARE VINTAGE O GAUGE PREWAR 252 LIONEL SET SEE IT IN ACTION ON YOUTUBE

$299.99 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 607 607 608 TWO TONE GREEN 3 CAR PASSNGER SET

$16.49
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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.