Steam Engine
1948 - 1969

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Lionel classified the 2029 steam engine as a Prairie-type steamer. It is a mid-size locomotive and contains several of Lionel's quality features. It shares its boiler casting with several other Lionel locomotives: the 637, 2016, 2018, 2026, 2036 and 2037 steamers. Although the boiler castings are the same on these steamers, in most cases the internal workings are slightly different.

The 2029 has the distinction of being the final postwar Prairie steamer. Although it was catalogued for six years, it is a fairly hard steamer to locate. Unlike earlier Prairie steamers, the 2029 has not stirred the interest of collectors or operators.

An interesting piece of Lionel history surrounds the Prairie steamer. The first catalogued postwar set from 1945 -- set # 463W -- was headed up by the 224 Prairie steamer. Lionel's final catalogued postwar set from 1969 -- set # 11760 -- was pulled by the 2029 Prairie steamer.

The 2029 has the following standard features: 2-6-4 wheel arrangement, black painted boiler with white numbers, limited driving wheel hardware, three-position E-unit, smoke, sheet metal trailing truck, headlight, single traction tire plus an ornamental bell.

The 2029 was available with several tenders including:

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The 2029 steam locomotive has two variations. The variations parallel Lionel's move of its corporate headquarters from New York to Maryland in 1968. The only differences on the variations are the nameplate located on the bottom of the locomotive.

New York NY Model - Shown in the photo above. - The locomotives bottom nameplate reads 'Lionel Toy Corp, New York NY' and is the more common version. This was produced from 1964 to 1967.
Hagerstown Maryland Model - The locomotive's nameplate reads 'Lionel Toy Corp, Hagerstown Maryland 21740' and is much harder to locate than the earlier version. It was only produced in 1968 and 1969.

2029 Steam Locomotive & Tender
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Locomotive Variation Years .Box TypeYears
New York NY Model 1964 - 1967:~ ~ ~ ~~
Hagerstown Maryland Model 1968 - 1969:~ ~ ~ ~~
Tender Variation Years .Box TypeYears
234T Lionel Lines non-whistling tender 1964 - 1969:~ ~ ~ ~~
234W Lionel Lines whistling tender 1964 - 1969:~ ~ ~ ~~
234W Pennsylvania whistling tender 1968 & 1969:~ ~ ~ ~~
1060T non-whistling tender 1964 - 1967:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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2029 Steam Locomotive
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Available inventory as of Tue Feb 9 03:00:01 2016 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe8$210.00Now available is a gorgeous locomotive and tender produced in the late 1960's. Both units have been thoroughly cleaned, serviced, tested and work perfectly. The steamer and tender are 100% original and there are no reproduction parts on either unit.
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$210.00Sun Feb 3 11:45:17 2013 Up for sale is a nice and clean, all-original prairie steam locomotive and tender from the mid-1960's. Both units have been completely cleaned, serviced and tested and everything works perfectly.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+/OB$265.00Wed Mar 21 05:35:04 2012 Here's a beautiful prairie steamer and tender combination from the mid-1960's. Both units have been completely cleaned, serviced and tested and everything works as designed. The steamer box is solid and graded an 8, while the tender box is only a 5.
Table generated at Tue Feb 9 23:22:39 2016 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
Instructions for Operating No. 2029 Smoke Locomotive with Tire-Traction2029-55 / 19659$ 32.00This instruction sheet is near-perfect, no blemishes, stains, writing nor tears. It's nice and white and the lettering is crisp and clean.
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