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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 set 229 Engine 0689w tender 3 2642 pass cars 1 observation car

$275.00
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LIONEL PREWAR 753 UNION PACIFIC COACH FOR 751 SET 1936 41 MADE IN USA NICE

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Lionel Prewar Set w 225 loco 2235W gray 2755 x2758 3651 2757 lot 9153

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Lionel Prewar O Gauge 6508E Set Box Label

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Lionel Prewar O Gauge 226 Freight Train Set 226W 3811 2815 3814 2815 Nice

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NEW Lionel PreWar 14 Ornament Set With Gift Box Sold Out SEALED

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LIONEL PREWAR SET 253 Set With Additional Cars

$122.50
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Metal soldiers and a marine off a Lionel prewar train set upManoilor Barclay

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Lionel Vintage 264 Prewar Red Comet Set Beautiful

$299.99
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Lionel Prewar 250E Hiawatha Locomotive Tender Milwaukee Road 782 783 784 Set

$455.65
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Lionel Lines Prewar 2623 Manhatten 3 Car Pullman set Tuscan

$330.75
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LIONEL PREWAR 152 ELECTRIC LOCO 2603 PULLMAN 604 OBSERVATION O GAUGE W SET BOX

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Lionel 183E Train Set Box Only NO Trains Prewar

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PREWARRARE 1930s LIONEL METAL86 STANDARD SILVER TELEGRAPH POST SET 6 W BOX

$320.00
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Lionel Original Prewar BOXED High Grade Set 365E

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Lionel Original Prewar BOXED High Grade Stephen Girard Set 378W

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Vtg Prewar Lionel 1688E Engine Tender 1679 Boxcar 1680 Tanker 1682 Caboose Set

$59.99
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VINTAGE Lionel Prewar Set 252 Loco Two 529 Passenger Cars 530 Observation Car

$325.00
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Rare Restored Lionel prewar train set 289E with 4 cars

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Prewar 1926 Lionel 529 529 530 Olive W Maroon Passenger Cars 902 Set O Gauge

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Rare Lionel Prewar 1680F Tin Lithographed Tank Car From Firestone Set 1940 1941

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Lionel Prewar 296 passenger set box only 013066703T

$15.99
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Lionel Prewar Set 232 Set Box Interior Boxes Nice 257 257 T 629 630 Red Pass

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RARE 1920s PREWAR LIONEL 186 METAL 5 PIECE BUNGALOW SET WITH BASE BOX

$448.00
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1935 PREWAR LIONEL TRAINS 1681E W 3 STREAMLINER PASSENGER CAR SET LOOKS NICE

$28.00
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REAL NICE SET OF ORIGINAL PREWAR LIONEL TRAINS 2600 2601 2602 PASSENGER CARS

$104.50
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Lionel Prewar Flying Yankee 616 Lionel Chrome Streamliner Passenger Car Set Work

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Lionel Prewar 238e Pennsylvania Passenger Train Set Outfit 298w

$219.57
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Lionel Prewar 265e Commodore Vanderbilt O Gauge Train Set From The 1930s

$212.50
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Vintage Prewar Lionel 5208E Train Set in orig outfit setbox box 262E 607 608

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Lionel prewar passenger set 224 locomotive 2666T 16301630 1631 pas Lot 1226

$10.00
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Lionel prewar Green Mojave passenger set no 98 Lot 1207

$10.00
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Lionel prewar 758W set box with 752 755 and 754 individual boxes Lot 1213

$10.00
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Lionel 299E prewar set box Lot 1214

$10.00
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Lionel prewar O gauge boxed 296 set with peacock 252 loco pass cars Lot 1279

$10.00
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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.