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 Diesel Locomotive Set 11724 Great Northern f 3 ABA units

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LIONEL Santa Fe F3 ABA Diesel ENGINE SET o gauge train 6 11711 SEALED NIB

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Lionel Legacy U28C PRR 6534 Diesel Locomotive 6 38416

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LIONEL TRAIN 2379 RIO GRANDE F3 DIESEL AB UNITS WITH RARE ORIGINAL BOXES

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Lionel 2343 Santa Fe F3 A F3 B F3 A Diesel Locos 6 18128 6 18136 6 18134

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Lionel Western Pacific F3AA Powered Non Powered Diesel Locos 6 18192 6 18193

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LIONEL 2507W New Haven F3 Diesel Freight SET o gauge train 6 38324 NIB

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LIONEL 6 34519 NEW YORK CENTRAL BALDWIN RF 16 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE TMCC LEGACY

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Lionel Trains Erie Lackawanna FM Trainmaster Diesel 2321

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Lionel 6 28267 Conrail U30C Legacy Diesel Locomotive NIB w Paperwork + Shipper

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Lionel 6 28318 Conrail NS Heritage Legacy Diesel Locomotive SD70ACE NIB MINT

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LIONEL Santa Fe F3 AA Diesel Engines Blue Yellow o ga train 6 18117 NIB NR bmk

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Lionel Lionel Locomotive Southern Pacific F3 A B A Diesel Set 6 38197 New in Box

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Lionel Southern F3 A B A Diesel Locomotive Set 6 38188 Sealed

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Lionel 11480 7 Unit Diesel Freight Set

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Lionel BO F3 ABA Diesel Passenger Set Nos 8363 8364

$475.00
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K line K 25181 CP F 7 Diesel A A both powered w Lionel RailSounds

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Lionel 6 82290 O Santa Fe LionChief Plus FT AA Diesel Locomotive 164 161

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Lionel Lines Freight Set SD 28 Flat Top Diesel 6 8380 + 11 O Gauge Train MTH Wil

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Lionel 2004 Amtrak Acela Diesel Passenger 5 car Set RailSounds 50 6 31714

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Lionel 6 18340 Century Club II Fairbanks Morse Train Master Diesel Never Opened

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Lionel Century Club PRR Sharknose Diesel AA Set 6 14532 MINT in shipper

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LIONEL TWO 8050 DEL HUDSON U36C DIESELS PLUS THREE 8051 U36C DIESEL DUMMYS

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Lionel 6 82130 O Electro Motive Division EMD GP30 Low Nose LEGACY Diesel Loco 1

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Lionel 6 82799 O Duluth Missabe IR SD38 Diesel Loco w Legacy 223 BTO

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Lionel 6 83398 O Santa Fe H16 44 Diesel Loco w Legacy 2807 BTO

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Lionel 6 83405 O Southern H16 44 Diesel Loco w Legacy 6547 BTO

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Lionel 6 83402 O Milwaukee H16 44 Diesel Loco w Legacy 404 BTO

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Lionel 6 83397 O Santa Fe H16 44 Diesel Loco w Legacy 2801 BTO

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Lionel 6 82797 O Conrail SD38 Diesel Loco w Legacy 6953 BTO

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Lionel 6 83406 O Southern H16 44 Diesel Loco w Legacy 6550 BTO

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LIONEL CONRAIL BIG BLUE 86 BOXCAR SET o gauge scale train diesel

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LIONEL BOXED COLLECTOR SANTA FE 2383 F3 AA DIESEL LOCO SET

$499.00
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LIONEL HIGH GRADE 2331 VIRGINIAN FM DIESEL TRAINMASTER

$499.00
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LIONEL COLLECTOR GRADE 2322 FM DIESEL TRAINMASTER LOCOMOTIVE

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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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