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 38966 38968 norfolk southern heritage es44ac diesel

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

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LIONEL 6 39618 MILWAUKEE ROAD E 9 AA Diesel Set w RS LEGACY SALE

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LIONEL 6 39621 KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN E 9 AA Diesel Set w RS LEGACY SALE

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NEW LIONEL SANTA FE 2343A 2343B NONPOWERED F 3B 2343 NON POWERED DIESEL

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Lionel 6 11711 Santa Fe F 3 ABA Diesel Engine Set

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

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

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LIONEL TRAINS NEW HAVEN F 3 DIESEL No 2242 AB units Reduced

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Lionel Santa Fe F3 ABBA Diesel Set w TMCC 6 14588 6 24562 MIB

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Lionel Original POSTWAR 2331 VIRGINIAN GOLD BLACK Big FM DIESEL ENGINE EX

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Pair of Lionel Milwaukee Road SD 40 w Railsounds II 6 18223 6 18224 Diesel Loco

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

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160000 LIONEL 9 PIECE UNION PACIFIC DIESEL POWERED PASSENGER TRAIN

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LIONEL 2343 SANTA FE A B A THREE UNIT DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET

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LIONEL 6 14565 6 14568 BO BALTIMORE OHIO F3 ABA DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES NEW MINT

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LIONEL 6 31735 CHESSIE DIESEL FRIEGHT SET STILL SEALED VHTF RARE

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NEW MTH SANTA FE FP45 FP 45 DIESEL Powered SCALE SMOKE 30 2460 1 RARE 3R LIONEL

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Lionel 11480 7 Unit Diesel Freight Set

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LIONEL No 8951 SP FM DIESEL LOCO 1979 RARE FACTORY ERROR

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Lionel 11288 Seven Unit Oribiter Diesel Freight Set

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Lionel 6 18241 Burlington Northern SD60 Diesel Locomotive 9413 TMCC O Scale c 9

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LIONEL TRAINS NO 18128 2343 SANTA FE F 3 A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE WITH 4 CARS

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LIONEL POST WAR 2349 NORTHERN PACIFIC GP 9 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE VG ORIGINAL

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Lionel 6 39636 Savannah Atlanta NS Heritage LEGACY SD70ACe Diesel 1065

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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 38750 EMD Demonstrator LEGACY Scale SD70ACe Diesel 2012

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Lionel 6 34666 Louisville Nashville LEGACY Scale GP9 Diesel 504

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Lionel 6 34665 Great Northern LEGACY Scale GP9 Diesel 695

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Lionel 6 38964 Southern NS Heritage LEGACY ES44AC Diesel 1894

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Lionel 6 39643 Wabash NS Heritage LEGACY SD70ACe Diesel 1877

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Lionel AF 6 48169 Kansas City Southern LEGACY Scale SD70ACe Diesel MINT IN BOX

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Lionel 6 39637 Savannah Atlanta NS Heritage LEGACY SD70ACe Diesel 1915

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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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