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 Nickel Plate Road LEGACY Scale C 420 Diesel 575 6 34761

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Lionel Nickel Plate Road LEGACY Scale GP9 Diesel 8452 6 38890

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Lionel Wabash LEGACY Scale GP9 Diesel 8481 6 38895

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LIONEL Archive Santa Fe Black Bonnet F3 ABA Diesel Set 6 38365 6 38379 NIB mk

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LIONEL POSTWAR 213 MINNEAPOLIS ST LOUIS ALCO DIESEL AA UNITS

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Lionel 6 38568 New York Central Legacy Scale RF 16 Sharknose A A Diesel Set New

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

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Lionel No 2185W NYC Twin Diesel W Horn

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Lionel Canadian Pacific F3 Diesel Passenger Set 6 21759 NewUsed NICE

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LIONEL POST WAR 2344 NEW YORK CENTRAL F 3 AA DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES VG W BOX

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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 6 38960 Pennsylvania ES44AC Diesel Locomotive 8102 LN Box

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

$775.00
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LIONEL CSX CD80 DIESEL 809 Legacy RailSounds 6 11180 MOTOR CITY EXPRESS 6 38581

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Lionel Diesel Locomotive Set F3 A B A EMD Demo Master Set No 6 14512

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2014 Lionel 6 39596 Lackawanna NS Heritage LEGACY SD70ACe Diesel 1853

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LIONEL 1964 ROCK ISLAND ALCO DIESEL SPECIAL PROMO SET BOX RARE

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Lionel 6 39592 Central of New Jersey NS Heritage LEGACY SD70ACe Diesel 1071

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Lionel 18107 Denver Rio Grande PA 1 ABA Diesel w 6 Passenger Cars Mint

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

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

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LIONEL TRAINS NO 11903 ATLANTIC COAST LINE F3 A B A DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET

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O Lionel X 628 Promotional Navy Outfit Conv Alco A B Diesel

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LIONEL 18216 CONRAIL SD 60M DIESEL ENGINE 5500

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Lionel 2519W Virginian Diesel Freight TMCC FM Train Master 2331 6 31740

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LIONEL No 2175W SANTA FE TWIN DIESEL 5 CAR FREIGHT SET OSB OBs and MORE VG

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LIONEL New Haven TMCC ALCO PA Diesel A A o gauge train 6 14596 NIB NR mk

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

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LIONEL Pennsylvania TMCC F3 Diesel ABA 2 PWR DMY o gauge train 6 14592 NIB NR mk

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2124 LIONEL VERY RARE 616 SANTA FE AT SF DIESEL

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Lionel 6 34564 Southern Pacific Alco PA A A Diesel

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Lionel 6 18107 DRGW Denver Rio Grande PA 1 A B A Diesel Loco Set + 5 pass car

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LIONEL 39593 39594 CENTRAL NEW JERESEY LEGACY PWD DUMMY SD70ACE DIESEL SET

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Lionel 70 8378 Wabash Bluebird 550 Fairbanks Morse Diesel Locomotive w Case NEW

$715.00
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Lionel Trains Southern Pacific TMCC F3 A B A Diesel Set Power Dummy A 6 38197

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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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