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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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STREAMLINER RARE HIAWATHA ORANGE w SET BOX LIONEL PREWAR TOY TRAIN 5213 JR RUNS

$860.00
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PREWAR LIONEL RED CREAM STD GAUGE LIGHTED 8 PASS SET 1926 32 RUNS AS FOUND

$389.95 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 616E 617 618 Flying Yankee Set 1935 41 NICE MADE IN USA

$239.95
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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 600 600 601 ILLUMINATED PASSENGER CAR SET WITH 2 BOXES

$140.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Lionel Macys Special Set 1139 257 Cream 610 612 RARE

$102.50
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Lionel Prewar O Gauge Uncatalogued Sears Special Set Box 6207E 1689 1689TW 1682

$132.50
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LIONEL PREWAR OO SET 0090 003 5342 NYC Loco +003T Tender +0044 0047 Cars +Track

$399.00
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Lionel Boxed Prewar O Gauge Jr Set No 6202E w 1700E 1701 1702 DAKOTApaul

$169.50
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PREWAR LIONEL JR 1700 STREAMLINED PASSENGER TRAIN SET VERY NICE RUNS GREAT

$77.00
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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 SET 254E 0 4 0 ELECTRIC ENGINE 2 610 1 612 PEACOCK LOOK GOOD SET

$103.50
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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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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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LIONEL PREWAR O SCALE RED COMET SET w 264E LOCO TENDER 3 PASSENGER CARS NEW

$575.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar O Gauge 224 Train Set 2666W 2642 2643 Box Nice

$675.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel Prewar O Gauge 226 Freight Train Set 226W 3811 2815 3814 2815 Nice

$975.00 Buy It Now
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lionel original prewar set of 3 cars two 710 pullmans and 712 observation

$485.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel prewar peacock 2607 and 608 pullman car set with boxes 0 gauge 1926 30

$165.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel 224E Engine 2224W Tender Set Vintage Prewar Diecast O Gauge Locomotive

$56.00
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Lionel Prewar Celebration Series 246E Train Set NIB

$595.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR BRASS JOURNAL BOX FOR 250E 400T BLUE COMET GIRARD STATE SET 350E

$1.75 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 252 FREIGHT SET 803804805807

$189.99
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LIONEL PREWAR SET 252 6072 PASSENGERS 608 OBSERVATION CARS WITHOUT 0 B

$325.00
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2 LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 58 STREET LAMP POSTS SET OF 6 Repainted

$40.00
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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 58 STREET LAMP POSTS SET OF 5 Repainted

$30.00
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LIONEL GREEN PREWAR O GAUGE 58 STREET LAMP POSTS SET OF 5 Repainted

$30.00
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LIONEL PREWAR FLYING YANKEE SET 267E WITH BLACK TOP AND ORIGINAL BOXES

$999.00
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Lionel Prewar Set of 2 Standard Gauge 222 Right and Left Switches

$79.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 1548 CLOCKWORK PASSENGER SET

$299.00
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LIONEL PREWAR O GAUGE 613 614 615 TWO TONE TERRA COTA CREAM 3 CAR PASS SET

$175.00
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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 TRAINS PREWAR 7100WX 204 LOCO AND TENDER WITH 3 ROLLING STOCK CARS SET

$275.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR SET 291E RED COMET COMMODORE VANDERBILT PASSENGER SET

$869.95 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR TRAIN 1093E FREIGHT SET 1938 ORIGINAL GOOD CONDITION

$150.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL PREWAR 550 FIGURE SET ORIGINAL COMPLETE C10 NEW MINT IN ORIGINAL BOX

$430.00 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.