Here is a classic O gauge locomotive. This is THE one everyone wants, and for a long time, Classic Toy Trains magazine used the postwar Berkshire as a measuring stick in its reviews of newer engines. This is the classic heavy die cast Lionel 1950's 2-8-4 steam engine.
You are looking at the steam engine only; there is no tender with this one. Somewhere along the way, someone painted it with the livery you see here--the brown cab roof and silver boiler front familiar to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. The "736" number was left original and showing. Neat to have a postwar Hudson with the unique paint scheme, even if the paint job is not factory-looking. It is not a great paint job, but it is interesting and adds something different.
This unit is an early 1953 version:
- SILVER numbers stamped under cab windows (at least they look silver to me--could be a shade of white? Check out the pics)
- 4 piece cab window
- Headlight with the bracket
- Flagstaffs present on front
Die cast trailing truck
In addition, it has all the usual Berkshire features:
We have a whistling streamlined tender that the same individual started to redecal for Burlington, but only did one side. It is available in one of our other listings.
CONDITION: C-6. Original locomotive has been repainted. Item has paint chips, scratches, oxidation. The boiler front needs some adjusting to consistently stay completely shut.