Lionel Lines
Gang Car
1954 - 1964

Page Last Updated 12/26/14

The 50 Gang car is a unique item created by Lionel. It is a small and inexpensive self-motorized unit creating plenty of action on a layout. With the Gang Car being sales success -- along with its ability to operate as an independant unit -- Lionel soon introduced several other self-motorized units into their consumer line. Products such as the 60 Trolley; 65 Handcar and 68 Executive Inspection Car are just a few examples where the small, self-motorized theme was used on other Lionel trains.

The 50 Gang Car is a reliable and durable item. With only general maintenance, the Gang Car has proven to be a solid performer.

The 50 Gang includes the following standard features: orange molded body, die-cast frame, two stationary and one moveable crewmen and a rubber bumper on each end.

As the production cycle evolved, so did the variations. Listed below are some of the more significant changes along with the estimated year of change:

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Numerous Variations - Shown in the photo above - There are numerous variations to the 50 Gang Car. The chart below highlights the commonly accepted variations.

50 Gang Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Horn - Centered 1954 :Middle Classic with Insert1954 - 1955
Horn - On Right 1955 - 1964:Brown Corrugated1955 - 1960
Gray Bumpers 1954 :~ ~ ~ ~~
Blue Bumpers 1955 - 1964:~ ~ ~ ~~
U-Shaped Bumper Bracket 1954 - 1959:~ ~ ~ ~~
L-Shaped Bumper Bracket 1960 - 1964:~ ~ ~ ~~
Crewmen - Two Olive 1954 :~ ~ ~ ~~
Crewmen - Two Blue 1955 - 1964:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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50 Gang Car
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Available inventory as of Sun Feb 14 03:00:02 2016 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$ 36.00Now available is a later version gang car with customer painted figures. The gang car has been tested and runs extremely smooth. There top orange cover is a reproduction part.
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$ 48.00Up for sale is a clean, fully serviced and ready to run Gang Car. The motor runs nice and smooth and it reverses without hesitation.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7/OB$ 78.00Now available is a clean, complete, all-original gang car from the early 1960's. This gang car has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works perfectly. This is the later version with the "L" shaped bumper brackets.
Seaside Trainz7/OB$ 90.00This is a nice and clean Gang Car that's been tested and is ready for your layout.
Table generated at Sun Feb 14 04:47:34 2016 .

Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7$ 53.00Thu Apr 3 06:35:25 2014 Now available is this 1956 version of the Gang Car. The car is nice and clean. It has been fully tested and runs very smoothly.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$171.00Wed Nov 27 06:42:35 2013 Here's the hard-to-find, center horn variation of the gang car. This car has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works great. The figures are original postwar figures and there is no rust nor damage to the gang car.
Table generated at Sun Feb 14 04:47:34 2016 .

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