Lionel Lines / Summit or Mooseheart
Observation Passenger Car
1954 - 1958

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The 2436 Summit or Mooseheart Observation Passenger car is part of the 2432, 2434, 2435 and 2436 family of passenger cars. These passenger cars - with their vibrant red lettering -- are updated versions of 2421, 2422, 2423 and 2429 passenger cars offered by Lionel in the early 1950s.

Lionel sold several combination of two, three and four car sets. In addition to boxed sets, the passenger cars were also offered as a separate sale items. Most experienced collectors believe production of these cars ended in 1958 with leftover inventory being catalogued and sold in 1959.

As with most silver painted items from the postwar era, the silver paint is easy to nick, mark or scratch. Clean examples are hard to find and will command a premium in the marketplace.

Standard features on the 2436 Observation include: painted silver bodies with red lettering, silhouetted window strips, die-cast passenger car trucks with a single operating coupler plus interior illumination.

The 2436 is unique in that it was produced with two different names -- either Summit or Mooseheart. The Summit name was produced from 1954 through 1956 while the Mooseheart name appeared in 1957 and 1958. Of the two names, most collectors prefer the Mooseheart name as this is the harder version to locate.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Summit - The earlier version produced from 1954 through 1956.
Without Horizontal Black Strips - Shown in the photo above - The later production version produced in 1957 and 1958. This version is harder to find than the Summit.

2436 Summit or Mooseheart Observation Passenger Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Summit 1954 - 1956:Late Classic 1956 - 1958
Mooseheart 1957 & 1958:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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2436 Summit or Mooseheart Observation Passenger Car
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Available inventory as of Fri Feb 5 03:00:01 2016 .
Seaside Trainz7$ 60.00Car has been serviced and ready to go.
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$ 60.00Sat Dec 6 19:42:27 2014 Here is a very clean, great looking Moosehart Passenger Car. This 1956 production has absolutely no damage to the body and has solid, complete lettering on the sides.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$ 70.00Sun Jun 9 21:16:55 2013 Here is a nice, very clean Moosehart Passenger Car. This car was produced in 1956. It has been fully tested and the lights works well.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 70.00Wed Dec 18 06:30:03 2013 This is a nice and clean, all-original Summit observation car. Originally produced in the mid-1950's, this car is complete, nothing damaged nor cracked and the exterior lettering is crisp and clean.
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