Steam Engines
1948 - 49 & 1951 - 53

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The 2026 was classified by Lionel as a Prairie-type steam engine. It's a mid-size steam engine and was sold as an 027 gauge item. The early 2026 is a fancier locomotive compared to the later version. In addition, the 2026 shares its boiler casting with other Lionel locomotives such as the 637, 2016, 2018, 2029 and 2037 steamers: however the internal workings are different.

The 2026 steam locomotive had two independent production runs. The first was in 1948 and 1949 while the second was from 1951 to 1953. Although Lionel used the same catalogue number (2026), in most cases parts are not interchangable between the early and late version.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

1948 & 1949 Model - Shown in the photo above. - This model is the more desirable of the 2026 steam engines.
1951 - 1953 Model - This is the common version, which has generated little interestin the collector market..

2026 Steam Locomotive & Tender
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Locomotive Variation Years .Box TypeYears
1948 & 1949 Model 1948 & 1949:Early Classic with Insert1948 & 1949
1951 - 1953 Model 1951 - 1953:~ ~ ~ ~~
Tender Variation Years .Box TypeYears
6466WX Whistling Tender 1948 & 1949:6466WX Early Classic 1948 & 1949
6466W Whistling Tender 1951 - 1953:~ ~ ~ ~~
6466T Non-whistling Tender 1951 - 1953:~ ~ ~ ~~
6066T Non-whistling Tender 1951 - 1953:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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2026 Steam Locomotive
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Available inventory as of Wed Feb 10 03:00:01 2016 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$209.00Now available is a beautiful Prairie steamer and tender. This is the later version with the 2-6-4 wheel arrangement. Both the steamer and whistling tender have been cleaned, serviced, tested and work perfectly.
Table generated at Wed Feb 10 10:06:06 2016 .

Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$435.00Fri Oct 4 06:46:20 2013 Up for sale is a beautiful steam locomotive with matching tender. This is the early 2026 with the 2-6-2 wheel arrangement. The exterior colors are vibrant and the side lettering and numbers are complete and not worn.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$150.00Sat Jan 10 11:42:02 2015 Up for sale is an all-original, late 1940's tender with the correct postwar frame, shell, trucks and coil couplers. The tender has been re-wired, tested and works perfectly. Even the original box and insert are in great condition. The original box is missing one tuck flap. There is no damage to
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$130.00Wed Jul 8 18:48:00 2015 Up for sale is an all-original tender with the correct postwar frame, shell and trucks. The tender has been re-wired, tested and works perfectly. Even the original box and insert are in excellent condition.
Table generated at Wed Feb 10 10:06:06 2016 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
Instructions for Operating Lionel Smoke Locomotives671-2101 / 19487$ 35.00This is the somewhat rare 1/48 variation with the '2026' steam locomotive number stamped onto the instruction sheet after the initial printing.
Instructions for Operating Lionel Smoke Locomotives671-21012 / 19487+$ 18.00This instruction sheet is clean and free of stains, writing and tape. There is a very tiny piece torn from the top left corner.
Instructions for Operatiing Lionel Steam-Type Locomotives671-2102 / 19528$ 17.00Here's a very clean instruction sheet, nothing is missing nor torn and there is no writing nor stains on the pages.
Instructions for Operating Lionel Smoke Locomotives671-2106 / 19478$ 19.00This is the slightly harder-to-find version printed on white paper. It's an extremely clean instruction sheet with only two tiny puncture holes (nothing is missing).
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