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 6 38960 Pennsylvania ES44AC Diesel Locomotive 8102 LN Box

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LIONEL 6 8480 UNION PACIFIC A B A DIESEL SET W 5 PASSENGER CARS EX IN BOXES

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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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Lionel 11903 Atlantic Coast Line F3 A B A Diesel Locomotive Set w ob

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Lionel 6 39583 CSX LEGACY Scale Dash 9 44CW Diesel 9036 NIB

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Lionel Postwar 2333 Santa Fe F3 Twin Diesel AA Set w Boxes Inserts

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NEW O GAUGE LIONEL SOUTHERN PACIFIC DASH 9 DIESEL LOCO

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NEW O GAUGE LIONEL SOO LINE SD60 DIESEL

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

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Lionel Large Scale 8 85003 Burlington Northern GP 20 diesel engine

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

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LIONEL11724 GREAT NORTHERN F 3 DIESEL A B A DIESEL RAILRSOUNDS DUAL MOTORS C 8

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Lionel 6 24548 Canadian National FPA 4 AA Diesel locomotive set

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LIONEL PRR Legacy H16 44 Diesel 8807 o gauge train pennsylvania 6 38444 NIB mk

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LIONEL POSTWAR 2245 TEXAS SPECIAL F3 DIESEL AB UNITS

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LIONEL POSTWAR 2363 ILLINOIS CENTRAL F3 DIESEL AB UNITS

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Lionel 8773 U36B Diesel Engine Mickey Mouse Express Walt Disney

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

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LIONEL 38573 Southern pacific RF 16 AA Diesel set

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LIONEL 38855 great northern gp 35 diesel

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LIONEL 38568 New York Central RF 16 AA Diesel set

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Lionel O Scale New York Central NYC S2 Switcher Diesel Set 6 38480

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Lionel 6 30195 Grand Central Express Set w RailSounds RTR Conv FT Diesel

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Lionel 6 39603 Baltimore Ohio BO Legacy Scale E9 A A Diesel Set MIB New

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LIONEL TRAINS 21791 FREEDOM TRAIN DIESEL PASS SET IN FACTORY SHIPPER 2003 SHARP

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Lionel Legacy 6 39581 Union Pacific Dash 9 Diesel Locomotive 9714

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LIONEL POSTWAR 2349 NORTHERN PACIFIC GP 9 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE W THE ORIGINAL BOX

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Lionel 11480 7 Unit Diesel Freight Set

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LIONEL 6 38188 CELEBRATION SOUTHERN F 3 A B A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET SEALED

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Lionel 6 11724 Great Northern F 3 Diesel A B A Railsounds O Gauge Set + More OB

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

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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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