Steam Locomotive
1962 - 1966 & 1969

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The 242 steam locomotive is frequently referred to as a Scout locomotive. Lionel used the word Scout to denote its entry-level 027 steam locomotives. Generally speaking, Scout engines had a 2-4-2 wheel arrangement and were reserved for beginner or starter sets. These locomotives had few features and could rarely pull more than a three or four car freight train.

The 242 was introduced in 1962 with a slighly modified, all-new plastic boiler. It was available in numerous catalogued and uncatalogued sets but was never available for separate sale. The 1969 version has a slightly different boiler shell. There is minimal collector interest in this steam engine.

The 242 Scout steam locomotive included the following features: plastic boiler painted black, white lettering, two position E-unit, a single metal drive rod on each side, headlight and headlight lens plus a single traction tire.

The 242 was available with several tenders, all of which were non-whistling. It came with either the 242T or 1060T steamlined tenders or the 1061T or 1062T slope-back tenders.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

No Variations - Shown in the photo above. - All 242s are black with white numbers. Available tenders did differ.

242 Scout Steam Locomotive & Tender
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Locomotive Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Black Boiler, White Numbers 1962 - 1966 & 1996:~ ~ ~ ~~
Tender Variation Years .Box TypeYears
242T Streamlined Tender 1962 - 1966:~ ~ ~ ~~
1060T Streamlined Tender 1962 - 1966:~ ~ ~ ~~
1061T Slope-Back Tender 1962 - 1966:~ ~ ~ ~~
1062T Slope-Back Tender 1962 - 1966:~ ~ ~ ~~

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242 Scout Steam Locomotive
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Available inventory as of Thu Mar 5 03:00:01 2015 .
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe8+$210.00Sun Jun 23 07:14:17 2013 Here's a fairly hard-to-find steamer from the late 1950's. The 248 was only produced for a single year (1958) and was an uncatalogued locomotive. This one is in pristine condition with no nicks, chips nor cracks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$ 28.00Mon May 19 18:40:15 2014 Here's a Pennsylvania tender that was produced for both the 249 and 250 steamers. However, this tender is the same size as an 1130T tender and can be used with almost any 2-4-2 Lionel steamer produced in the late 1950's and throughout the 1960's.
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$ 20.00Sun Jan 19 14:29:55 2014 Up for sale is the non-whistling Lionel Lines tender that was included with many 2-4-2 steamers produced in the late 1950's and throughout the 1960's. The side lettering is clean, complete and not worn.
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