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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 294 Prewar 1926 1930 Passenger Train Set w 252 529 529 530 88

$52.22
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Vintage PreWar LIONEL Passenger Set No294 Set Box w Inner Boxes 530 Olive WOW

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Lionel Prewar Original 253 Electric Engine 3 Car Set Lamp Track W Boxes

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LIONEL PREWAR 754 UNION PACIFIC PASSENGER END CAR VESTIBULE FOR 752W TRAIN SET

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LIONEL O GAUGE PREWAR TRAIN COLLECTION 261 262 SET BOILER SIDE DRIVE RODS

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LIONEL O GAUGE PREWAR TRAIN COLLECTION 257 258 SET BOILER SIDE DRIVE RODS

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VINTAGE LIONEL O SCALE PREWAR SET TRUCK ASSEMBLIES WITH PICKUP ROLLER CONTACTS

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Lionel 1548 O Gauge Prewar Wind Up Streamline Steam Passenger Set

$81.00
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3 MTH Rail King O Scale 580 2 Silver Street Lamp Set Lionel Train Prewar Style

$49.99
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Lionel Standard Gauge 8E 511 512 517 set with box prewar

$88.00
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Prewar Lionel 071 Accessory Set 060 Telegraph Post Extension Arms Orange OB

$349.99
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LIONEL FLYING YANKEE 616 617 617 618 PREWAR SET

$76.00
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Lionel 16302 1631 Rare Blue and Gray Prewar 3 Car Passenger Car Set

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Lionel Prewar O Gauge SPECIAL Freight Set 1095W 1666 2620 96 3659 2657 RARE

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Lionel PreWar Train Set

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Lionel Prewar Set 7003W Promotional Freight Train Set

$133.00
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LIONEL ORIGINAL PREWAR SET 98 SET BOX ONLY FOR 253 LOCO 610 610 612 CARS

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SET 3 Lionel Prewar Standard Gauge NEW YORK CENTRAL LINES OBSERVATION CARS 36

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Interesting set of 4 green 10 metal passenger coaches with Lionel prewar trucks

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LIONEL O GAUGE PREWAR TRAIN 261 STEAM BOILER SET DRIVE ROD BOLTS

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Lionel Prewar 1938 Gunmetal Grey 1666e Freight Set Beautiful Condition

$132.50
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LIONEL O GAUGE VINTAGE PREWAR 258 257 TRAIN BOILER CAB TRIM SET HANDRAILS BRASS

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Lionel Prewar O Gauge 252 607 4 608 2 Peacock Set Engine and 6 Cars

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Prewar Lionel Freight Train Set 262 Engine with 803805806 Tinplate Cars

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lionel prewar 1919 tinplate 294 Train Set Very Rare

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

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Original Prewar Ives Lionel Passenger Set

$395.00
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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR BOXED 347E STD GAUGE 8 337 338 PASS SET ALL ORIGINAL

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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR SET 291E RED COMET COMMODORE VANDERBILT PASSENGER SET

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PREWAR LIONEL 1569 ACCESSORY SET 1572 SEMAPHORE

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LIONEL 266E EMPTY SET BOX 254E PASS P GREEN PREWAR O GAUGE X1970

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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 710 710 712 RED PASS SET RESTORED VERY NICE 24 34 LIO LINES

$379.95
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LIONEL TRAINS PREWAR 7100WX 204 LOCO AND TENDER WITH 3 ROLLING STOCK CARS SET

$275.00
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LIONEL O GAUGE PREWAR TRAIN 258 257 STEAM BOILER 1 SET DRIVE ROD BOLTS

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VINTAGE LIONEL O SCALE PREWAR SET TRUCK ASSEMBLIES AXELS JOURNALS

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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.