Lionel Pre-War 1937-42 700E 4-6-4 NYC Hudson Locomotive 5344 with Tender 700T $1 No ReserveThis extremely rare Locomotive / Tender Combo shows moderate wear, andaccording to my dad’s notes, has not been modified in any manner. I have not been able to test these units. However, my dad’s notes do not indicate that there are any defects. If you have any other questions that the pics don't answer feel free to email me. Thanks for looking. Winning Bidder pays $40 shipping on this item. All trains will be shipped via USPS Insured Priority Mail Shipping. All trains will be safely and securely packaged. You will receive them in the same condition as the pictures show. Please note: These trains are from the estate of my father who passed away in September of 2011. He was a meticulous collector who was very particular about his trains. I am not a train dealer. I have done my best to post photos which allow you to see the condition of the items. If you are not happy with your purchase, just return the item in original condition, and I will refund the purchase price and the original shipping charges. You will need to pay for the return shipping charges. I will pay all shipping charges if the reason for return is due to an improper description on my part. Please check my other items for all kinds of trains, train accessories, train literature, and collectibles. All items start at $1 with no reserve. Please do not ask me to end an auction early. I just will not do that. Thanks for checking out these items. Finally, I have been an ebay seller for 14 years. Please check my feedback as a seller and you will see that you can on these items. I have been getting a few questions regarding condition / paint color / serial numbers. I will answer all those questions below.
*There are some areas of paint loss/corrosion here and there on this train. Such spots are most evident on the top of the train. I think the pic of the top shows it pretty well.
*The "5344" and "J-1E" on the side of the cab are most definitely metallic silver in color -- not white. In the pics the color might look white but they are silver.
*Here are the identifying numbers/inscriptions I was able to locate on the bottom of the train: 1) "700 E" on top of "125" on the bottom of the front coupler; 2) "700E-4" on the bottom of the front truck; 3) "700E-2" on the bottom of the body of the engine right between the two rear very large wheels; 4) "HUDSON TYPE SERIES 5340 SUPER DETAIL SCALE MODEL ASSEMBLED BY DATE" on a silver name plate on the bottom of the body toward the very rear of the engine -- there is nothing inscribed after "ASSEMBLED BY" or "DATE."
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