Lionel Union Pacific 4-6-2 Locomotive & Tender * NEW *

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 19, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

Lionel Union Pacific 4-6-2 Locomotive & Tender!

#71-8626-200 #6-18640

*DC Motor That Runs On AC Or DC Power!

*Die-Cast Metal Body!

*Operating Headlight!

*Operating Smokestack!

*Tender Has Operating Steam Whistle!

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When Joshua Lionel Cohen designed his first Electric Train in 1900, he wasn’t trying to make a toy for children. Rather, he thought his wooden, open-bed gondola with the words "Electric Express" on the side would make a good vehicle to show off the wares of Manhattan toy-store merchant Robert Ingersol. Ingersol thought so, too, but when a customer purchased the display right out of his store’s display window, tracks and all, Ingersoll contacted Cohen and ordered six more. Cohen and an associate named Harry Grant scrambled to fill the orders and Lionel was essentially born.

The grand-daddy of toy trains. Lionel's quality and attention to detail continues to increase each year. Current production trains are equipped with modern sound systems that rival their prototypes and sufficient detail to keep a rivet counter engaged for hours. In response to increased industry competition, Lionel has finally figured out that quality does matter, and now regularly produces products that reflect this consumer awareness. These are not your
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