2530
Lionel Lines
Baggage Car
1954 - 1960


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History
The 2530 Railway Express Agency Baggage Car is part of Lionel’s Super Speedliner passenger car series. The Super Speedliner series, numbered 2530 thru 2534, was available for nine years (1952 – 1960) and is one of the more common sets of aluminum cars. As most collectors would agree, the extruded aluminum passenger car sets are the most realistic and desirable passenger cars produced by Lionel during the postwar era

Lionel’s 2530 Railway Express Agency Baggage Car did not make its debut with the original series in 1952. Instead, Lionel added this car to the set in 1954. As interesting variation exists surrounding the size of the side doors on the early 1954 production version. The first production run included slightly larger side doors compared to the remainder of the production run. These large door versions were probably produced for a month or two in early 1954 and are truly rare.

The 2530 was included in five sets between 1954 and 1958. As mentioned above, the large door version is a potentially candidate for sets 2222WS or 2234W – both being 1954 sets. It was never included in the 1955 thru 1958 sets.

Features
Standard features on the 2530 Railway Express Agency baggage car include: extruded aluminum body, two sliding doors on each side, die-cast passenger car trucks with a operating couplers. There was no interior illumination in this car.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Large Door - Shown in the photo above - The large door version was produced for a very brief time in early 1954. This is a rare car.
Small Door - From mid-1954 thru the end of production, small side doors were the norm for this passenger car.

2530 Railway Express Agency Baggage Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Large Door Early 1954:Middle Classic 1953 - 1955
Small Door 1954 - 1960:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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2530 Railway Express Agency Baggage Car
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Available inventory as of Tue Sep 2 03:00:01 2014 .
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7$575.00Now available is an all-original, clean, rustfree, set of five extruded aluminum passenger cars from the mid1950's. All of the interior lights work properly as do the couplers.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$695.00Up for sale is this complete set of passenger cars These cars, produced in 1955, are in great condition, almost an 8! Each one is fully tested and the lights work very well. The side lettering is nice and solid also.
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$215.00Sun Oct 20 12:20:07 2013 Up for sale is a gorgeous, all-original baggage car from the mid-1950's. This one is complete, free of rust and oxidation and there are no nicks, dings nor blemishes on the exterior nor frame.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$595.00Sun Jul 29 18:58:38 2012 Here's a nice, clean and complete five car set of extruded aluminum passenger cars. There are minimal surface marks from usage and the cars are not damaged. All of the lights and couplers have been tested and work properly.
All Aboard Train Shoppe6$325.00Thu Nov 7 05:38:03 2013 Here's a matched set of early aluminum passenger cars. The exteriors are nice and clean and there are no dings, dents nor damage to any of the bodies. All lights and couplers have been tested and work properly and all name plates are still attached.
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$475.00Wed Oct 17 10:08:33 2012 Up for sale is a complete set of four extruded aluminum cars produced in the mid-1950's. There is no damage to any passenger car, but there are minor surface nicks and marks from 50+ years of usage.
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