Lionel Prewar Production

The prewar era for Lionel trains is defined as the period from 1901 to 1942, when regular train production ceased due to World War II material needs. Pictured is a Mickey Mouse # 1100 handcar, which was made from 1935 to 1937. Legend has it that sales of this handcar kept Lionel afloat during the Great Depression of the 1930's.

Mickey Mouse handcar

Here are links to some examples of Lionel prewar production:
Steam Locomotives      Streamliners      600-series Passenger Cars
411E Transcontinental Limited State Set     2800-series Freight Cars
Lionel-Craft Boats     # 455 Electric Range

Home    Site Map    Lionel Layout    Track Plan    Accessory List    Postwar Trains    Updates    Past Layouts    Video    Kusan Layout    Other Makers    Awards    Links    For Sale    Contact and Privacy

Copyright Robert's Lionel Trains Layout...All Rights Reserved.