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Lionel O gauge outfit no. 2227W from 1954

By Roger Carp | June 21, 2021

Loads of fun awaited anyone receiving this terrific freight set

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Catalog art of Lionel set no. 2227W
Catalog art of Lionel set no. 2227W
Lionel set no. 2227W

 

For toy train collectors looking to up their game to include more and more-collectible pieces without breaking the bank, consider Lionel’s 2227W from 1954.

Set no. 2227W, which had a retail price of $69.50 ($670 in 2021 dollars), relied on an iconic A-A combination of Santa Fe F3 diesels as its motive power. The no. 2353P/2353T thrilled youngsters across the U.S., thanks to a gorgeous rendition of the famous silver-and-red Warbonnet paint scheme as well as dual motors equipped with Magne-Traction and operating headlights and horn.

The classic diesels pulled four outstanding freight cars and a brand-new version of the popular porthole caboose lettered for Lionel Lines. One model operated – the new no. 3562-25 gray barrel car with blue lettering. The no. 6356 New York Central stockcar had just entered the line; the no. 6468 Baltimore & Ohio double-door automobile boxcar had made its debut in 1953. Finally, the otherwise quite ordinary no. 6456 Lehigh Valley hopper included in this deluxe outfit tended to be the scarce -75 variation painted red with yellow markings. All in all, an impressive, great-looking, and entertaining freight train for anyone lucky enough to receive it then or own it now.

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