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 American Flyer S Gauge Erie Lackawanna LEGACY U33C Diesel 3320

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Lionel Pennsylvania F7 ABA Diesel Locomotive Set

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Lionel Freedom Train Set Alco PA 1 Diesel Engine 4 Passenger Cars 6 21791 NEW

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Lionel Trains Diesel Loco With Horn GP 7 Passenger Set Burlington 1562W NEW

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LIONEL 38415 PENNSYLVANIA LEGACY SCALE U28C DIESEL 6531 SEALED

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LIONEL 38416 PENNSYLVANIA SCALE U28C DIESEL SEALED IN SHIPPING CARTON

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LIONEL 6 39603 BO E 9 AA Diesel Set w RS LEGACY SALE

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Lionel New York Central Psgr set Two Diesel motors includes lights and sounds

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LIONEL 2333 SANTA FE F3 CHASSIS ABA DIESEL WITH 5 TCA PASSENGER CAR SET

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LIONEL 6 11180 CSX SD 80 LEGACY O SCALE DIESEL AUTO CARRIER TRAIN SET MOTOR CITY

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lionel 38524 new york central gp 35 diesel

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lionel 38563 BO sharknose rf16 aa power dummy unit diesel

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Lionel Santa Fe El Capitan Passenger Cars and Diesel Engine with Train Sounds

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Lionel Illinois Central F 3 ABA Diesel Set 7 Aluminum Passenger Cars 6 8580

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

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

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Lionel 2507W New Haven F3 Diesel Freight Set Conventional Classics 6 38324

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O Lionel 6 38440 Union Pacific LEGACY H16 44 Diesel 1341

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Lionel 2338 GP7 Orange Stripe diesel original C 7 some issues no box

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Lionel 6 34665 Great Northern LEGACY Scale GP9 Diesel 695

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Lionel 6 34604 Conrail LEGACY GP30 Diesel 2178

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Lionel 6 34667 Louisville Nashville LEGACY Scale GP9 Diesel 525

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Lionel 6 39634 Reading NS Heritage LEGACY SD70ACe Diesel 1833

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Lionel 6 34666 Louisville Nashville LEGACY Scale GP9 Diesel 504

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Lionel 6 39637 Savannah Atlanta NS Heritage LEGACY SD70ACe Diesel 1915

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Lionel CO F3 A A Diesel Loco Set TMCC A 7019 DMY A 7021 6 38144 Mint C 10

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LIONEL 6 30026 CANADIAN PACIFIC DIESEL FREIGHT SET NIB

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Lionel 10pc Santa Fe F3 A B A Diesel Train Set NIB

$441.00
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LIONEL ATLANTIC COAST LINE F3 A B A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET O GAUGE TMCC 6 11903

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

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1952 Lionel Santa Fe Twin Diesel No 2191W Train Set with Original Boxes GC

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2124 LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL

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LIONEL 6 11711 SANTA FE F 3 A B A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET LN IN ORIG BOX

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American Flyer Lionel Texas Special LEGACY Alco PA Diesel A A Locomotive S gauge

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

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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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