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 11480 7 Unit Diesel Freight Set

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LIONEL 6 38188 CELEBRATION SOUTHERN F 3 A B A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET SEALED

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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 SPIRIT OF 76 DIESEL + CABOOSE + 13 STATE CARS ALL BOXED LNIBS

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NEW MTH SANTA FE FP45 FP 45 DIESEL Powered SCALE SMOKE 30 2460 1 RARE F45 Lionel

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Lionel 6 38960 Pennsylvania ES44AC Diesel Locomotive 8102 LN Box

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LIONEL 6 30026 CANADIAN PACIFIC DIESEL FREIGHT SET NIB

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Lionel 6 38415 Pennsylvania LEGACY Scale U28C Diesel 6531 MINT IN BOX

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Lionel Postwar O Gauge 2344 New York Central F 3AA Diesel Engines

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LIONEL 6 39618 MILWAUKEE ROAD E9 DIESEL AA SET NEW OB SHIPPER RETAIL 92999

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Lionel 39577 Southern Pacific LEGACY Scale Dash 9 44CW Diesel 8112

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Lionel 39572 BNSF LEGACY Scale Dash 9 44CW Diesel 4037

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LIONEL POSTWAR 2373 CANADIAN PACIFIC F3 DIESEL AA UNITS

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Lionel 1608W NH Diesel Passenger Set 6 52447 NH 209 ADD ON CARS

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Lionel Model 6 38144 CO F3 A A Diesel Locomotive Train Set TMCC O Gauge

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Lionel Trains 6 38310 New York Central Twin Diesel Freight Conventional Classic

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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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