Here is a postwar die cast Lionel 4-6-4 HUDSON steam locomotive. This steam locomotive was produced 1954-59 as a model of the Santa Fe style Hudson. You are looking at the steam engine only; there is no tender with this one. One of the distinctive elements of this unit is the cool feedeater heater in the front.
Note that this unit started life as either the 665 or 2065. This one was produced in the heyday--1950's. 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. Neat to have a postwar Hudson with the unique paint scheme, even if the paint job is not factory-looking.
You will need to add your own tender. ANY Lionel tender will fit with the drawbar, but if you want to be historical, it came with the 6026W or 2046W--or the 736W in 1966 only.
As you know, this unit features
- Diecast construction
- Operating headight
- Wire handrails
- Ornamental bell
- Plastic trailing truck sides
- Three position reverse
- Feedwater heater in front
- Shares casting with 685, 2055, 2065
CONDITION NOTES: C-6. Has been repainted. Runs, reverses and smokes. Serviced. Cosmetically has significant paint chips, scratches, and rubs in the repaint. Blank cab numbers. Handrail has some bends. Boiler front is a modern Lionel part. Please look at all pictures. Good number stamp under cab windows. Locomotive only. Overall C-6.