Lionel Train Forum - Lionel Trains

Author Topic: What is it?  (Read 438 times)


  • New Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Re: What is it?
« on: August 09, 2017, 02:09:57 pm »
Hi. Any guesses as to what model and approximate year of manufacture this Lionel is? It was found in a plowed field believe it or not!

Thanks. Rob.

I did some digging. I looked and looked at cast steam locomotives and I think I've found a winner - the Lionel 1654 (1946-47) and 1655 (1948-49). They share the same boiler casting. The boiler casting appears to be an exact match. this is an early postwar 4-driver lower-end locomotive that initially predates Lionel's first plastic boiler steamer.

I found the attached photo on the Internet of a 1654 in a similar position to the shell that was found.

« Last Edit: August 09, 2017, 02:11:46 pm by ebtrr »


Member Photos

Recent Threads

Re: Value of trains? by FASTFJR
July 14, 2018, 04:10:11 pm

Re: Value of trains? by TrainLarry
July 13, 2018, 11:25:46 am

Value of trains? by FASTFJR
July 12, 2018, 09:34:00 pm

Re: New member by djacobsen
July 01, 2018, 06:49:10 am

Re: Old lionel O gauge power question by mrfixit1946
June 30, 2018, 07:55:38 pm


Donate to LTF Here

Lionel Trains

Lionel Train Forum - Model Train Forum