Vintage 1949-53 Lionel 6457 and 6417 Train Cars Post-War 4 total No Reserve

Vintage Lionel Train Cars
4 total train cars in this lot
Era: Post War
Year: 1949-53
Model: 6457 SP type and 6417 Pennsylvania Caboose
Gauge: O
Short history of Lionel Trains

Lionel Corporation is an American toy manufacturer and retailer that has done business since 1900. Founded as an electrical novelties company, Lionel specialized in various products throughout its existence, but toy trains and model railroads were its main claim to fame. Lionel trains, produced from 1900 to 1969, drew admiration from model railroaders around the world for the solidity of their construction and the authenticity of their detail. Lionel remains the most enduring brand name associated with model trains in the US, its products prized by collectors.

Post War Lionel Trains

The era of post-war Lionel trains starts from 1945, after the end of World War II and ends in 1969. One of the biggest changes in the post-war Lionel trains was that the color scheme was no longer modeled to be bright and colorful but instead an emphasis was placed on realism as compared to the models' real-life counterpart. Lionel also started selling localized models which were painted and designed to exactly copy the outer shell of the real life local trains. Another new feature of post-war Lionel trains was that the O gauge was used almost
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