Berkshire 736 1950-51

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sitka

New Member
Hello All, Just joined yesterday, Been in the Hobby since Birth, I have a Berk that I bought back in 2013, Does anyone have printed on the bottom of the steam chest in blue paint JAN. ? Just wondering if Lionel had done this for some odd reason, Kinda like what they did to the F-3 shells with a X carved in the shell. If anyone knows or has one be interested why? Thank You! Mark
 

Iron Horseman

Well-Known Member
Hello All, Just joined yesterday, Been in the Hobby since Birth, I have a Berk that I bought back in 2013, Does anyone have printed on the bottom of the steam chest in blue paint JAN. ? Just wondering if Lionel had done this for some odd reason, Kinda like what they did to the F-3 shells with a X carved in the shell. If anyone knows or has one be interested why? Thank You! Mark
Did you buy it new in 2013? Or is this an older model?
 

Sirfoldalot

Product Tester ACME INC.
Staff member
I had a 1952? I believe model - The damn year they did not have magna-traction due to the Korean War.
It was not a very strong puller, but I do remember that there was nothing like that on the underside.
 

Bruette

Well-Known Member
Hey Mark, welcome aboard!

I can't help you with that blue paint, I've never seen that, but I'm by no means a Lionel Post-War expert.

There are several books you might find in your local library that could, possibly help you.

I can tell you the Lionel 736 was made from 1950-1966 and it came with one of three different tenders, 2671WX, 2046W or 736W

Depending on condition the Lionel 736 Berkshire is worth between $150-$300, maybe a little more to the right collector.
 

sitka

New Member
Thanks 4 the Info, Have a few books nothing so far. Could be the original owner put it on, Maybe the month he bought it or when service was due.

Thanks Again
 

Bruette

Well-Known Member
Thanks 4 the Info, Have a few books nothing so far. Could be the original owner put it on, Maybe the month he bought it or when service was due.

Thanks Again
Your welcome, sorry I could not be of more help.

It's hard to say, a lot can happen in 70 years.
 

ianacole

Well-Known Member
Might be a consignment mark, if ever sold via consignment. Or, could be an owner's name if run on a club layout.
 




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