Fire Car
1958 - 1961

Page Last Updated 12/27/14

Conceptually, the 52 Fire Car is based upon the popular 50 Gang Car. It is designed to run independently, back-n-forth on its own section of track and provided a unique experience -- something a typical freight or passenger train was unable to do on a layout. Unfortunately for Lionel, the popularity of this item never achieved the same success as the Gang Car. As a result, locating a nice, complete and undamaged 52 Fire Car in today's market is difficult and more costly compared to the Gang Car.

The 52 Fire Car is a reliable and durable item. With only general maintenance, the Fire Car has proven to be a solid and reliable performer.

The 52 Fire Car includes the following standard features: red molded body with white lettering, rubberized fireman on a seat which swivels when changing direction, gray compressor, white outriggers, functional red warning light plus an ornamental bell and retractable fire hose.

There is a rubber bumper on each end which aids in the changing of direction of this motorized unit.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above - All Fire Cars were produced with an unpainted red body, white lettering and functional red warning light.

Inventory For Sale
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52 Fire Car
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$235.00Tue Dec 18 18:15:22 2012 Up for sale is an all-original fire car. This one is clean, complete, has all original postwar parts and close to condition 8! The unit has been tested and works exactly as designed. Also included is a nice, solid original box and instructions.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$355.00Mon Apr 6 18:56:30 2015 Up for sale is a gorgeous, all-original, fully functional fire car. This motorized unit looks great and is very close to condition 8! This fire car has been completely cleaned, serviced, tested and operates perfectly.
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