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

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2124 LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL

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Lionel 38324 2507 NH F3 DIESEL FREIGHT SETCONVENTIONAL PWRDMY A 2242 NIB

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Lionel New 6 11913 Southern Pacific GP9 Diesel Freight Set Set 2236RS

$440.00
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Lionel Postwar Set 1593 O27 5 Car UP Union Pacific Diesel Work Train W OBs

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Lionel 18500 Milwaukee Road GP 9 Diesel + 7 cars Fallen Flags 2 Set Mint

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Lionel 28249 Santa Fe U28CG Diesel from 31748 Frt Set C10 Mint MIB Very Rare

$454.95 Buy It Now
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LIONEL O GAUGE TRAINMASTER DIESEL WABASH 550

$600.00
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LIONEL O GAUGE AC6000 DIESEL UNION PACIFIC 7050 ITEM 28327

$700.00
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Lionel 6 8062 8054 Burlington F 3 ABA Chrome Diesel Engines O 027 Gauge Trains

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LIONEL VERY RARE UNION PACIFIC HERITAGE KATY SD 70ACe DIESEL LOCO 6 28263 NIB

$899.95
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LIONEL 38416 PENNSYLVANIA LEGACY SCALE U28C DIESEL SEALED IN SHIPPING CARTON

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Lionel 6 38568 New York Central Legacy Scale RF 16 Sharknose A A Diesel Set New

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NEW Lionel 21950 Maersk SD 70 diesel engine maxi stack intermodal container cars

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LIONEL O SCALE SANTA FE F3 ABBA DIESEL SET WEATHERED FOR REALISM 1453614539

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Vintage Lionel 6 8952 8953 Pennsylvania F3 Diesel AA Set C 10 Mint Brand New

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1992 Lionel 11724 Great Northern F 3 Diesel A B A Diesel Railsounds MINT

$620.00
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Lionel 3 rail PRR Pennsylvania Sharknose Diesel Sharks A A Powered 6 14532

$499.00
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Lionel O Texas Special 2245 F3 Diesel AB Unit 1954 1955 NICE

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

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Lionel 2269W BO Diesel Freight Set TMCC F3 PWR ABA Gauge 6 31752

$550.00
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LIONEL Fallen Flag Series 2 Milwaukee Road GP 9 Diesel and 6 Cars

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LIONEL 81177 CANADIAN NATIONAL CN LEGACY 2818 SCALE ES44AC DIESEL NIB

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Lionel Diesel Locomotive Set F3 A B A EMD Demo Master Set No 6 14512

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LIONEL 1964 ROCK ISLAND ALCO DIESEL SPECIAL PROMO SET BOX RARE

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Lionel 38310 New York Central Twin Diesel Freight Conventional Classic Set

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Lionel 2242 New Haven F3 AB Diesel Locomotive with Original Boxes

$725.00 Buy It Now
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Sunset 3rd rail Maine Eastern 489 EMD FL9 Diesel Electric w Lionel TMCC 3 Rail

$525.00 Buy It Now
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Lionel New Haven PA ABA Diesel Locomotives with TMCC 6 14596 and 6 14599

$480.00 Buy It Now
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LIONEL 39615 Burlington LEGACY Scale E9 A A Diesel

$999.99
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LIONEL 39621 Kansas Ciity Southern LEGACY Scale E9 A A Diesel

$999.99
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LIONEL 38736 Santa Fe Heritage LEGACY Scale SD70ACe Diesel 1997

$599.99
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LIONEL 6 28509 FLORIDA EAST COAST GP 7 3 PC LASH UP DIESEL SETMINT IN BOX

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LIONEL POSTWAR 213 MINNEAPOLIS ST LOUIS ALCO DIESEL AA UNITS

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Lionel 6 28381 ATSF Legacy GP 30 Diesel Locomotive 1207

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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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