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 Southern F3 ABA Locomotive Diesel Set 6 38188 6 38189 6 38190 6 38191

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Lionel Train O Scale 6 34589 Postwar Scale Milwaukee Road Legacy F3 Diesel NIB

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American Flyer by Lionel S Scale U33C Diesel Locomotive Illinois Central IC

$475.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL D RG Western TMCC Alco PA Diesel AA PWR DMY o gauge 6 24500 NIB NR mk

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Postwar Lionel O Scale 2242 NH New Haven F3 AB Diesel Engine set

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Lionel 8773 Mickey Mouse Express U36B Diesel Engine AND ALL 14 Other Cars DM

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LIONEL 38925 B O LEGACY SCALE SD40 2 DIESEL 7607 NEW

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Lionel 6 39609 Southern Pacific LEGACY Scale E9 A A Diesel

$699.95
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Lionel 12800 BostonMaine Diesel Freight Set Box New

$749.00
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NEW LIONEL 38573 SOUTHERN PACIFIC LEGACY RF 16 SCALE SHARKNOSE AA DIESEL SET NEW

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LIONEL Alaska TMCC GP30 Diesel 2000 o gauge train 6 28839 NIB NR mk

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LIONEL 6 28320 CANADIAN PACIFIC ES44AC LEGACY EVOLUTION HYBRID DIESEL 9860

$2,275.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel 39556 canadian pacific powered gp 35 diesel

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Lionel CC 6 18135 6 18178 6 19079 6 29248 7 93004 NYC ABA Diesel Set

$700.00
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LIONEL POST WAR EXCEPTIONAL 2227W SANTA FE TWIN DIESEL FREIGHT SET EX+ IN BOX

$2,250.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL TRAINS NO 11903 ATLANTIC COAST LINE F3 A B A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET

$695.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel American Flyer Ringling Brothers GP 9 Diesel Circus Train Set 6 49626

$435.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL POSTWAR 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F3 DIESEL AA UNITS

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LIONEL No 8951 SOUTERN PACIFIC FM DIESEL LOCO RARE FACTORY ERROR

$459.59
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LIONEL Conrail TMCC SD80MAC 7200 Diesel o gauge train 6 18295 NIB NR mk

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Lionel 38197 Southern Pacific TMCC A B A Diesel Set Power Dummy A Brand New

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Lionel 6 38751 O CNJ F3A Diesel Legacy

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Lionel Norfolk Southern Dash 9 Diesel Locomotive 6 28301

$437.37
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LIONEL Burlington Northern 8301 SD 60 Diesel Loco 6 28312

$699.99
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NEW MTH MAERSK GP 60M GP 60 PREMIER DIESEL 20 2889 1 VERY RARE PS2 Lionel Atlas

$449.00
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Lionel O 6 81519 FA 2 Diesel AA Legacy Set Pennsylvania 9608A 9609A

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

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Lionel 38353 X 628 Promotional Navy Outfit Conv Alco A B Diesel New OB

$649.35 Buy It Now
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Lionel 6 39637 Savannah and Atlanta NS Heritage Legacy SD 70 ACe Diesel new

$455.00
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LIONEL Conrail SD60M Diesel with Railsounds o gauge train 6 18216 NIB NR mk

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LIONEL PREWAR 636W UNION PACIFIC DIESEL STREAMLINED 4 PC SET

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LIONEL VISION LINE 6 34683 PRR AA BALDWIN CENTIPEDE DIESEL ENGINE SET NEW

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Lionel O Scale 6 24548 CN Canadian National FPA 4 AA Diesel Engine SET NEW

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LIONEL 6 39603 BO BALTIMORE OHIO LEGACY E9 AA O SCALE DIESEL ENGINE LOCOMOTIVES

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LIONEL 38958 NW NORFOLK WESTERN NS HERITAGE LEGACY O SCALE ES44AC DIESEL ENGINE

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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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