New York Central-Style Hudson
Steam Engine

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The 2056 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 2056 remains a dependable and quality locomotive and is identical to the 646 and 2046 steamer, except for the number and its lack of Magnetraction. This locomotives is actually a combination of other Lionel steamers: the boilers is from a 736 Berkshire steam engine, but is equipped with the Santa Fe Hudson 4-6-4 wheel arrangement.

The 2056 steam engine was available in boxed sets or as a separate sale item for only a single year, 1952. It is a somewhat hard engine to locate.

Standard features on the 2056 include; 4-6-4 wheel arrangement with detailed driving wheel hardware, black painted die-cast boiler, three-position E-unit, headlight, smoke, wire handrails, die-cast trailing truck plus an ornamental bell and whistle.

The 2056 was always sold with the 2046W streamlined tender.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of the 2056 is approximately 11 1/4" long (front to back).

Three Window Cab - Shown in the photo above. - Slightly harder to locate than the four-window cab.
Four Window Cab - This is the common version.

2056 Steam Locomotive & Tender
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Locomotive Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Three-Window Cab1952:~ ~ ~ ~~
Four-Window Cab1952:~ ~ ~ ~~
Tender Variation Years .Box TypeYears
2046W Whistling Tender 1952:~ ~ ~ ~~

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2056 Steam Locomotive
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Available inventory as of Thu Sep 3 03:00:01 2015 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$575.00Now available for sale is a stunning, all-original steam locomotive with whistling tender. Both units have been completely cleaned, serviced, tested and operate perfectly! Even the original boxes are clean and solid.
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$340.00Thu Mar 19 06:14:43 2015 Now available is a beautiful, all-original Hudson-style locomotive and tender. The steamer and tender have been completely cleaned, serviced, tested and everything works perfectly. The exterior color is vibrant and the side lettering and numbers are crisp and clean.
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