Santa Fe-Style Hudson
Steam Engine
1953 - 1955

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The 2055 steamer was classified by Lionel as a Santa Fe-style Hudson. It's a mid-size steam engine and sold as an 027 gauge item. The 2055 remains a dependable and quality locomotive. With the exception of the cab number, the 2055 is the same locomotive as a 685. Those two locomotives share their boiler castings with two other Lionel locomotives, the 665 and 2065 steamers -- the difference being the boiler fronts.

The 2055 steam engine was available in boxed sets or as a separate sale item. It is a common locomotive and was sold with either of two whistling tenders; the 2046W streamlined style or 6026W square or coffin style.

Standard features include; 4-6-4 wheel arrangement with detailed driving wheel hardware, Magnetraction, three-position E-unit, headlight, smoke, wire handrails plus an ornamental bell and whistle. The trailing truck was always produced with plastic side frames.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of the 2055 is approximately 11 1/4" long (front to back). Since the 2055 was available with different tenders, its overall length depends upon the specific tender provided with this small Hudson.

Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above. - The 2055 did not undergo any changes during its production run. Although found with with the 2046W or 6026W whistling tenders, neither is considered difficult to locate.

2055 Steam Locomotive & Tender
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Locomotive Variation Years .Box TypeYears
20551953 - 1955:2055 Middle Classic 1953
~ ~ ~ ~~:Brown Corrugated 1954 & 1955
Tender Variation Years .Box TypeYears
2046W Whistling Tender 1953 - 1955:~ ~ ~ ~~
6026W Whistling Tender 1953 - 1955:6026W Middle Classic with Insert 1953 - 1955

Inventory For Sale
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2055 Steam Locomotive
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Available inventory as of Tue Jul 7 03:00:01 2015 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$294.00Now available is a complete, undamaged, rustfree Hudson steam locomotive with a whistling tender. Both units have been cleaned, serviced, tested and are ready for your layout or display case.
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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$215.00Thu Feb 27 06:51:27 2014 Up for sale is a fully serviced, tested and ready to run Hudson steamer and tender. Both units work perfectly and all functionality operates just as designed. The smoke unit puffs a bunch of smoke and the tender whistle is loud.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$365.00Fri Dec 21 06:07:08 2012 Up for sale is a fully serviced, cleaned and ready to run steam locomotive and tender. The headlight works, the smoke unit operates properly and the e-unit cycles errorfree. Even the whistle is loud and strong.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$555.00Thu Jul 18 06:02:38 2013 Up for sale is a gorgeous, all-original steamer and tender. Both the steamer and tender have been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and work great. The whistle is loud and all functionality on the steamer works properly. Also included are original boxes.
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Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
Instructions For Oper. Lionel Smoke Locomotives w/ Magne-Traction2035-132 / 19507+$ 14.00This instruction sheet is solid and complete with only very, very minor folds and tears along the side. The pages are clean and complete and there is no writing nor stains on the pages.
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