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RARE LIONEL JR. HIAWATHA ORANGE & GREY
STREAMLINE PASSENGER SET

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LIONEL JUNIOR PROMOTIONAL STREAMLINE PASSENGER SET IN HIAWATHA ORANGE & GREY.  Circa 1936-37.  Original.  Exceptionally rare.  The set consists of a Lionel 1689E, 1689W black engine and whistle tender followed by 1673, 1674, 1675 Hiawatha orange and grey streamline passenger cars. 

This was an uncataloged Lionel promotional set.   From the lack of surviving examples the set must have been produced in very limited numbers or possibly for only one or two clients.

The engine runs and reverses but the e-unit is sticky.  The headlight works.  The tender has nickel journals, center mounted power pick-up roller and a whistle which is present but not working.  The cars are Hiawatha orange and grey with black four wheel trucks and no journals which is correct. The cars are complete with working vestibules, spring loaded connecting rods and hook coupler on the head end car. 

Rare is an often overused word in the world of train collecting but certainly not in this case.   I doubt that many collectors are aware that these cars exist in orange and grey or have ever had the chance to see them.  Probably the rarest and most elusive of all the Lionel prewar streamliners. 

SET GRADES C 4-6                                   PRICE: SOLD

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