Valuable Lionel Diesel Locomotives

Lionel as a company took their time when it came to making diesel locomotives. Some of the first diesels produced by the company before WW II were the M10000 and Zephyr models.

1948 marked the beginning of the Golden Post War era for Lionel and some big changes were in store. Lionel introduced it’s F3 diesel model locomotive, made in a joint arrangement with the makers of the actual real life locomotive, General Motors EMD, and also the Santa Fe and New York Central railroads. This diesel was a huge hit and launched Lionel model trains to iconic status as one of the most popular and coveted hobby items or toys.

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Lionel 6 28587 Penn GP 7 Diesel w Legacy NEW

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LIONEL 38415 PENNSYLVANIA U28C DIESEL

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LIONEL 6 38104 CANADIAN PACIFIC 2373 PWC F 3 AA EMD DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE w TMCC

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Complete Lionel NYC Limited Diesel Passenger Set 6 31932 Fastrack 180 watt trans

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LIONEL 6 30026 CANADIAN PACIFIC DIESEL FREIGHT SET NIB

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LIONEL Union Pacific Diesel Freight Set w TrainMaster Command 6 30051 NIB

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2124 LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL

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LIONEL SCALE 6 34792 MISSOURI KANSAS TEXAS GP 40 2 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE w LEGACY

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LIONEL POSTWAR 2245 TEXAS SPECIAL F3 DIESEL AB UNITS

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Lionel 6 38144 C O F3 A Diesel Locomotive Set Has 6 38146 and 6 38145 O Gauge

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Lionel 6 52533 Alco Add On Set Diesel Locomotive Baggage Diner Reefer O Gauge

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LIONEL POSTWAR 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F3 DIESEL AA UNITS

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LIONEL 38365 Archive Santa Fe Black Bonnet F3 A A Diesel PWR A 2233P

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LIONEL TRAINS 18107 RIO GRANDE PA 1 A B A DIESEL SET MINT IN BOX

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Lionel 6 8851 8852 8864 New Haven F3 Diesel AAB set with original boxes

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Lionel 30189 Long Island Rail Road Passenger Set Conv RS 3 Diesel 1550 new

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RARE VINTAGE HARD TO FIND LIONEL TRAIN SET 12800 GP9 DIESEL FREIGHT WITH HORN

$525.00
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Lionel 2244w Wabash Diesel Pass Set 2367 P C AB w individual boxes and SET box

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Rare Lionel Trains 6 18280 SD 70 Maersk Diesel Locomotive LN OB

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LIONEL CO F3 AA Diesel Loco Set TMCC 7019 7021 o gauge train 6 38144 NIB NR mk

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GREAT NORTHERN GN GE U33 C Diesel RS TMCC++ Superbly Detailed Lionel MINT NIBNR

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Lionel 6 11724 Great Northern F 3 Diesel A B A Railsounds O Gauge Set + More OB

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LIONEL 6 18107 DRGW RIO GRANDE ALCO PA 1 A B A DIESEL SET

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LIONEL 38563 B O RF 16 SHARKNOSE AA DIESEL PWR DUMMY SEALED IN SHIPPER

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fl LIONEL 14512 GENERAL MOTORS TMCC DIESEL A B A PWR A 291 DMY A 292

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Lionel Wabash LEGACY Scale GP9 Diesel 8481 6 38895

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Lionel Nickel Plate Road LEGACY Scale GP9 Diesel 8452 6 38890

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Lionel Nickel Plate Road LEGACY Scale C 420 Diesel 575 6 34761

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Lionel Monon LEGACY Scale C 420 Diesel 509 6 34745

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Lionel 209 New Haven Alco Diesel AA Locomotive with Original Boxes

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LIONEL PRR LEGACY Scale SD80MAC Diesel 9942 o gauge train 6 38728 NIB NR mk

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Lionel Trains 6 11903 Atlantic Coast Line F3 A B A Diesel Locomotive Set O Scale

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LIONEL Archive Santa Fe Black Bonnet F3 ABA Diesel Set 6 38365 6 38379 NIB mk

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Rare Solid Stripe Lionel Postwar 2338 Milwaukee Road GP 7 Diesel Locomotive Box

$2,199.00
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Scarce Lionel 2331 Black Virginian FM Trainmaster Diesel Locomotive

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In this current time, many post war Lionel diesel locomotives are valuable items on the serious collector’s market. Many of the uncommon variants of various diesel trains from actual American railroads can be quite valuable fetching prices into the thousands.

Be it the EMD F3, the ALCO FA or the Fairbanks-Morse, Lionel made a model of it and you can find many of them here on ModelTrainsYard.com. The current state of the financial world has caused many to sell their valuable trains, creating a great opportunity for those looking to expand their collections or perhaps even start one for less than it would cost just a year ago.

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