Steam Engine

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

The 2036 is noteworthy as it introduced a lower cost Prairie steamer into the Lionel family. Specifically, it was a stripped-down version of the 2026 Prairie from 1949 and remained in the product line until 1963, when it was sold under the 637 and 2037 numbers.

This Prairie locomotive is a lower cost engine compared to other Lionel Prairie steam locomotives. For the most part, Lionel usually included an illuminated headlight, Magnetraction, smoke, three-position E-unit and a whistling tender with their Prairie stemers. The 2036, however, lacked a functional smoke unit.

The 2036 was only produced for a single year. It was available as a separate sale item as well as being included in one set from that year, set 1463W, a three-car freight set.

The 2036 has the following standard features: 2-6-4 wheel arrangement, black boiler with white numbers, limited driving wheel hardware, three-position E-unit, magnetraction, sheet metal trailing truck plus an illuminated headlight and an ornamental bell. The 2016 does not have a functional smoke unit.

The 2036 was always produced with a 6466W whistling tender.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of a 2036 is approximately 10 1/4" (pilot to drawbar). The combined length of a 2036 with the 6466W tender is approximately 19" long (cowcatcher to rear coupler).

Only Known Variation - All 2036 steamers are painted black with a 2-6-4 wheel arrangement.

Inventory For Sale
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2036 Steam Locomotive
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Available inventory as of Sun Feb 7 03:00:01 2016 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe7/OB$625.00Up for sale is the one-year-only 2036 set from 1950. The set is complete with individual boxes, set box, original paperwork, track and much more.
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7$165.00Fri Jan 27 19:35:03 2012 Up for sale is the one-year-only Prairie steamer from 1950. The locomotive and tender have been completely cleaned, serviced, tested and run perfectly. There are some very minor exterior marks from usage, but overall it's a nice and clean locomotive and tender.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$170.00Fri Jun 20 03:13:33 2014 Here's a nice and clean, one-year-only Prairie steamer & tender from 1950. The locomotive and tender have been cleaned, serviced, tested and run perfectly. The whistle is loud and strong and the locomotive runs nice and smooth.
Table generated at Sun Feb 7 18:27:49 2016 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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