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 Canadian National TMCC Dash 9 44CW Diesel o ga train 6 18287 NIB NR mk

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Lionel Train Set 2175W Five car Santafe Twin Diesel Freight

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Lionel 2269W BO Diesel Freight Set TMCC F3 PWR A 2368P DMY B 2368C 6 31752

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2124 LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL

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Lionel 2349 The Northern Pacific GP9 Diesel O Gauge Engine + Box

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LIONEL 6 30211 BNSF GP38 Diesel Maxi Stack Freight Set MINT IN BOX

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LIONEL 6 38799 Norfolk Western LEGACY Scale GP35 Diesel 1302 MINT IN BOX

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LIONEL 34755 ALASKA LEGACY SCALE C 420 DIESEL SEALED IN SHIPPING CARTON

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Lionel 6 28587 Penn GP 7 Diesel w Legacy NEW

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LIONEL 38415 PENNSYLVANIA U28C DIESEL

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1959 1960 Lionel 57 AEC Atomic Energy Commission Diesel Switcher WOW

$510.00
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LIONEL NUMBER 2242 NEW HAVEN DIESEL ENGINE

$550.00
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Lionel 1955 O Gauge 2244W Wabash Diesel Passenger set

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LIONEL TRAINS 18107 RIO GRANDE PA 1 A B A DIESEL SET MINT IN BOX

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Lionel 6 8851 8852 8864 New Haven F3 Diesel AAB set with original boxes

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Postwar Lionel 2322 Virginian FM Trainmaster Diesel Locomotive

$550.00
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Scarce Lionel 2331 Black Virginian FM Trainmaster Diesel Locomotive

$900.00
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Rare Solid Stripe Lionel Postwar 2338 Milwaukee Road GP 7 Diesel Locomotive Box

$2,400.00
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Lionel Postwar 2245 MKT Texas Special F3 AB Diesel Locomotives New

$1,750.00
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LIONEL 31752POSTWAR CLEBRATION SERIES BO DIESEL FREIGHT SET

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LIONEL TRAINS 30145 CANADIAN MAPLE LEAF R T R DUAL DIESEL FREIGHT SET NIOB NICE

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Lionel 6 38924 Baltimore Ohio SD40 2 Legacy Diesel Locomotive 7602 MIB New

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Lionel 30189 Long Island Rail Road Passenger Set Conv RS 3 Diesel 1550 new

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LIONEL 6 39603 BO 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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LIONEL TRAINS P W 2209W NYC ABA F3 DIESEL 4 CARS ORIG BOXED SET 1953 NICE

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LIONEL POSTWAR 2343 SANTA FE F3 DIESEL AA LOCOMOITVE UNITSRESTORED

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LIONEL POSTWAR 213 MINNEAPOLIS ST LOUIS ALCO DIESEL AA UNITS

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LIONEL CO F3 AA Diesel Loco Set TMCC 7019 7021 o gauge train 6 38144 NIB NR mk

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LIONEL Santa Fe F3 ABA Diesel Engine Set 6 11711 NIB mk

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

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LIONEL 38568 New York Central RF 16 AA Diesel set

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Lionel 6 39646 Penn Central NS Heritage LEGACY SD70ACe Diesel 1968

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Lionel 6 38453 Penn Central LEGACY Scale RS 11 Diesel 7608

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Lionel 6 18235 BNSF AA Diesel Loco Set TMCC

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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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