This is the incredibly scarce 1948 Lionel top of the line O gauge passenger set 2144W. Headed by the massive Pennsylvania GG-1 introduced just one year earlier, this striking set includes the 2625, 27 and 28 Madison Cars. This is in stunning like new condition with all original, correct boxes. This set was purchased from the original owner and it has been carefully stored for decades. Everything about this set is right---nothing "put together" here. Note that the Madison boxes are correct for 1948 as is the locomotive box (with liner). Two of the three Madison boxes have their liners. The locomotive box is 9+ while the car boxes grade slightly less with a couple of missing end flaps. The stripes on this engine are as consistent and bright as I have ever seen on a 2332 and they were notorious for fading and losing their luster with just the slightest touching and/or handling. The pantographs are original and complete with their original aged insulators. This is a serious collector quality set in complete original condition. Now here is the best news of all-----this is a NO RESERVE auction. That's right----your bid just might be the winning bid. I have every confidence that knowledgable collectors will arrive at a fair price for this striking set. Here's your chance to own that early postwar set that will put your collection in the big leagues! Have fun!Why pay outrageous and ever increasing buyers premiums and sales taxes (often totaling 17-18% or more!) required at live or other online auctions? There is a good reason for eBay’s explosive growth. This is the place to find the really good stuff that never shows up elsewhere. Positive feedback both ways continues to be the objective here--- I am very proud of my 100% positive feedback rating covering 13 great years---- so please email me with any questions you may have prior to bidding. You can bid on my auctions with COMPLETE CONFIDENCE . Please do not bid if you are not prepared to honor a successful bid. If you are new to eBay please understand a winning bid is a legal obligation on your part. Payment will be expected within 10 days and understandably, I do reserve the right to reject bids from individuals with negative feedback. PayPal is encouraged. Thanks for your interest.