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Lionel Trains are Generally separated into to main collecting categories, Pre-war and Post-war. While the largest quantity of trains were made after 1970, those are usually not very high on the collectable scale except for some models. For a friendly guide to identifying the scale train you have go to my identification page.

Simply contact me at Ray@ibuyoldtrains.com  or fill out the information form to provide me with enough information to make an offer by clicking here!

 

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Here a Sample of Lionel Locomotives both Prewar and Post war.

 

2037 - 2-6-4 Steam Engine - OB Lionel Set 1589WS    

 

Here is a terrific Set of Lionel Union Pacific Streamline Trains made from 1934-41.

Boxed 751 Lionel Set 1934 trains in the box

Joshua Lionel Cowen was an inventive guy and had always been very interested in trains. When he was seven, he whittled a miniature locomotive from wood. It exploded, however, when he tried to fit it with a tiny steam engine. Joshua had never forgotten his childhood experiment. Years later, he fitted a small motor under a model of a railroad flatcar, and the electric train was born. He gave his middle name to the invention, and called his product, which at first consisted of the electric flatcar and thirty feet of track, the Lionel train. It cost six dollars.

Cowen designed his first train, the Electric Express, not as a toy, but as an eye-catching display for toy stores. During Lionel's early days, Americans were captivated by the railroads and awed by electricity, still a rarity in many homes. Lionel's first trains were powered by wet-cell (acid-filled!) batteries, soon replaced by the 110-volt electric transformer. By 1906, with the introduction of preassembled track and a selection of engines and cars, the Lionel we know today was already taking shape.

Lionel trains proved to be very popular, and before long Joshua Cowen was manufacturing cattle cars, coal cars, passenger cars, train stations, and tunnels. It was 1910. Electric trains had become a big business.

  • 1901 Electric Express, the first electrical Lionel train, begins production as an animated store-window display device. Track gauge is 2 7/8" between the outside rails.

  • 1902 First Lionel catalog issued; sixteen pages, in black and white.
    1906 Three-rail track system introduced by Lionel, replacing two-rail 2 7/8" gauge track. The new track system will eventually be termed "Standard Gauge" by Cowen.

  • 1930 Lionel introduces porcelain-steel electric range for girls. The $30 "toy" actually worked but was soon discontinued as Depression worsened.

  • 1934 Priced at only $1 for Depression-era families in need of inexpensive yet fun playthings, the Lionel Mickey & Minnie mechanical handcar helps reinvigorate Lionelís financial position.

  • 1942 The Lionel "paper train" is produced during the holiday season. Essentially paper dolls shaped like Lionelís product, the paper train is tough to assemble but fills a void until Lionel can return to its first art, the creation of the worldís most legendary electric trains.

  • 1959 Lionelís financial position worsens. In a shocking turn of events, Joshua Lionel Cowen sells his interest in The Lionel Corporation to an investment group headed by Roy Cohn, thus ending the Cowen era at Lionel.

  • 1986 After many owners in the last 36 years, a number of groups consider the revered toy-maker, but the ultimate winner of Lionel is Wellspring Associates, an investment firm headed by Martin Davis of Gulf+Western and Paramount Communications fame, investment specialist Greg Feldman, and musician Neil Young.

  • 1996 Lionel issues its first fully-illustrated catalog in more than 30 years.

 

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Train 1100 Car Lionel Mickey Mouse Express Train Set 14 Pcs Disney Lionel Mickey Minnie Mouse Hand Car Train Set With Box Lionel Ho 5766 Rectifier Train Set In BoxLionel Halloween Train Set Complete Lionel Halloween Train All 8 Piece Complete Lionel Disney Mickey Mouse Express Train Set Lionel Classics American Flyer Locomotive Train 6 13109 Lionel Century Club 1 Complete Train Set New Lionel Burlington Coal Train Set SealedLionel Blue Comet Toy Train Set 263E 613 615 614 Lionel Amtrak Acela Train Set 6 31714 ionel Amtrak Acela Passenger Train Set Railsounds 5.0 Lionel 6464 450 Great Northern Train Coach Lionel 6 31714 Amtrak Acela Train Set Lionel 31714 Amtrak Acela Train Set Nib Lionel 250E 4 4 2 Hiawatha Streamliner Locomotive Train Lionel 215 Armored Train Set Complete Very Lionel 203 Armored Train Prewar Locomotive C1917 Lionel 1958 Super O Set 646 2046 3662 3444 6800 6424 Lionel 12800 Train Set 1966 New In Box Lionel 11722 Girls Train Set Nib Lionel Pennsylvania Coal Train 6 31749 Lionel 18022 Pere Marquette Berkshire.

Train Set Lionel 31736 Can Pac Grain Train Mint No Res Lionel Milwaukee Road O Gauge Train Set Lionel Chicago Northwestern O Gauge Train Set Lionel Chicago Alton Limited Passenger Train Set Limited Edition Lionel Set 1977 78 Exc Cond Last Chance Win With Delivery In Time For Christmas Large Lionel Train Collection 100S Of Pcs Real Bargain Lionel 2363 A B Absolutely Beautiful Train Included With This Auction 6 28859 6 27130 6 11891 Huge Selection Of Lionel Marx Trains Huge Lionel And American Flyer O Gauge Train Collection Huge Assortment Of Lionel Trains Great Original Condition Pennsylvania R.R. 0 6 0 In Box Gallery Photo Expired.Fully Boxed 1957 58 Lionel Girls Train Set 1587S Nice Fabulous Condition With Boxes Excellent Condition ncludes 6 31704 And 6 39099 Estate Sale Cira 1937 Lionel Hudson Train Set More Early Standard Guage Lionel Electric Boxed Train Set Culvert Unloader Freight Cars Sawmill Seaboard Coaler Complete 15Pc Mickey Mouse Express Lionel Train Set Complete Lionel Lady Pastel Train Set 1957 58 Complete Lionel Halloween.

Train Set 8 Pc. Complete Lionel Halloween Train Set Complete Lionel Halloween Train Hard To Find All 8 Complete Lionel Disney Mickey Mouse Express Train Set Complete 8 Piece Lionel Halloween Train 96 2005 Release Complete 6 Car Set Brand New Original Box B And M Gp 9 And Freight Cars And Passenger Cars 4 Pack All Original Boxes Great Condition Extremely 1997 Lionel 11837 Up Gp 9 Unit Train Extra Engs Cars 1957 Lionel Electric Train Set Complete Ready To Run1950'S Lionel Train Layout From Simpson Sears Store 1937 Lionel Hudson Train Set 1930'S Vintage Lionel Train Set In Original Boxes 1930'S Lionel Standard Gauge Trains With Boxes 1835 E 1926 Lionel Train Set 296 Powder Blue Mint In Boxes 1920'S Lionel Trains And Track Large Collection 15 Individual Trains In Original Boxes Mint Condition 14 Pc. Mickey Mouse Express Lionel Train Set 1 Added Car And Pamphlets Vintage Lionel Trains Large Lot Of Trains And More Lionel 2018 Original Postwar Boys Train Set Pre War Lionel Train Set Engine W 10 Cars Pre War Lionel Train Accessories Lionel Ives Standard Gauge Train Set 1071E Lionel Train Set Lionel Train Set Lionel Train Out Fit Set 2274W The Great Lionel 3103W Train Set Lionel 2139W Train Set Lionel 2126Ws Train Set Lionel 2124W Train Set Lionel 1426Ws Train Set Lionel 1426Ws Train Set Copyright 2007 ibuyoldtrains.com.

 


 

 

 

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Do you have a Lionel Standard Gauge Train Set like a Standard Gauge 381e or 400e Set to sell? Please contact me right away!

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American Flyer Trains - Lionel Trains - Prewar Lionel Trains - Postwar Lionel Trains - O Gauge Trains - S Gauge Trains - Old Toy Trains - Lionel Trains and Accessories - Lionel Bridge - Lionel Set - Lionel Boxed Set - Standard Gauge 400e - Standard Gauge 381e  - US Marines Military Train set - Antique Trains - Sell Your Trains - Buy Your Trains - Buddy L Outdoor Train - Buddy L Tug Boat TUGBOAT - Buying Other Metal Toys!

Do you have a Lionel Standard Gauge Train Set like a Standard Gauge 381e or 400e Set to sell? Please contact me right away!

Send mail to Ray@ibuyoldtrains.com  with questions or comments about this web site or Selling your Lionel Trains.
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American Flyer Trains - Lionel Trains - Prewar Lionel Trains - Postwar Lionel Trains - O Gauge Trains - S Gauge Trains - Old Toy Trains - Lionel Trains and Accessories - Lionel Bridge - Lionel Set - Lionel Boxed Set - Standard Gauge 400e - Standard Gauge 381e  - US Marines Military Train set - Antique Trains - Sell Your Trains - Buy Your Trains - Buddy L Outdoor Train - Buddy L Tug Boat TUGBOAT - Buying Other Metal Toys!

Do you have a Lionel Standard Gauge Train Set like a Standard Gauge 381e or 400e Set to sell? Please contact me right away!

Send mail to Ray@ibuyoldtrains.com  with questions or comments about this web site or Selling your Lionel Trains.
Copyright © 2008 - 2011 ElectricAttic