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Today I was looking through junk boxes at a local hobby shop and came across my first lionel train engine.  It was a 1065 UP Alco FA.  This one was the bottom of the lionel line, no reverse, no magnetraction, no cab window, no under frame fuel tank, but it tugged at my heart strings so I brought it home.  It runs much better than I remembered and is in excellent shape.

Anyone else have or found their first Lionel engine?

Rolland

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Lionel 1519 WS Greenball Express Freight Set: 2065 steamer and coffin style tender with whistle, operating milk car and platform, green operating log dump car and black bin, red NY Central gondola, yellow NY Central stock car, Tuscan Red Lionel Lines illuminated caboose with round portals, 027 track and pair of switches, and small transformer. Arnold

Lionel Freight set #1423W which my Dad purchased in 1948.  The set is headed up by a 1655 2-4-2 "Columbia style" die cast steam locomotive and its 6654W tinplate tender along with its three associated freight cars which are all in superb condition.  The engine still runs great and the whistle tender still works although a tad raspy.  I have the set box and all of the set's component boxes.   Great memories.

@RLaHaie posted:
  This one was the bottom of the lionel line, no reverse, no magnetraction, no cab window, no under frame fuel tank, but it tugged at my heart strings so I brought it home.

Wow I thought my mid 2010s conventional was short on details and features. Mine would be a vision line in your day While I now have a legacy engine that gets most of my attention, there is something special about the first loco that gets you into the hobby.

Today I dug out the two cars which were part of my first Lionel train consist.  This is a bottom of the line set circa 1961.  All cars have archbar trucks with fixed couplers on both ends.  The set came in a white box with an oval of 027 track and a 35 watt transformer.  Now that I have all of the components of the set I guess the search will be on for a set box to keep them in!

Rolland

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