Thisno reserve auction is for an original 1950 Lionel 773 Hudson with 2426W Tender in their OBs and Master Carton. Lionel produced this huge 4-6-4 steam locomotive to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company in 1950.
This awesome piece has been adult owned and gently cared for its entire life. The 773 has circled a layout a few times as evidenced by the pickup rollers. It is complete and original including all fragile parts. It shows some minor rubbing at high points. It was tested about 10 years ago and ran a bit sluggishly so it could use a good servicing and lubrication if you plan to run it. The locomotive box shows shelf wear in the form of tape residue and a little writing. All flaps are present and firmly attached. The seam tape is excellent. The insert is clean and complete. The engine sits nestled inside a large sheet of original wax lined Lionel logo wrapping paper. A partial bottle of smoke pellets, wooden smokestack cleaner, silver capped tube of lubricant, 773-132 instruction sheet and golden inspection slip round out the engine package.
The 12-wheel 2426W Tender is complete including all 4 of the fragile steps and all handrails. Some very minor rubbing at high points. The box is nice and square. The orange and blue graphics are quite nice. It shows shelf wear in the form of some skinning/scuffs and a tear on one side. Both end flaps and... read more