I did some research on this set and determined that this set is a rather difficult set to locate as it has three 2623 Manhattan passenger cars. This set comes with a 225 locomotive, a a 2235 W tender as well as the three 2623 Manhattan passenger cars previously mentioned. This set is in nice original condition. Overall, this is a nice desirable prewar Lionel set that was manufactured in 1941 I have not tested the locomotive but it is very clean and in fact is in remarkable condition. The cars are also in nice condition also. There are some minor chips and scratches on the passenger cars but they do not detract. This set is higher grade and it would look great running on a layout or on display. I have priced the set fairly and might consider reasonable offers. However, if you offer a low ball price, I will not respond. Of course there is a story that goes along with the set. My grandfather had an enormous train collection. He had many pre war Lionel, American Flyer, and Ives boxed sets. I remember as a boy that my grandfather would have a set running around the Christmas tree and that he had an English Setter named Nicknack who would bark and try to chase the train around the tree. On one occasion, somehow Nicknack got to close to the tree and knocked it over. Instead of becoming angry, my grandfather sat down on the floor and called for Nicknack to come to him. Nicknack was scared but my grandfather held him and told him several times that it was ok. My grandfather continued to soothe Nicknack and shortly thereafter the tree was standing upright, the train was running, and Nicknack was barking at the train. Sadly, Nicknack became ill and I remember Nicknack passing away while my grandfather was holding Nicknack in his arms. This was the only time that I saw my grandfather cry and he never ran the train around the Christmas tree again. I have a close connection to Nicknack. I have an English Setter and his name is Philip. Philip is the great, great, great, great grandson of Nicknack. To me, in a way, dogs and old trains just seem to go together. Study the pictures as this is exactly what you will receive. Additional pictures will be loaded ASAP. PHILIP AS A PUPPY. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Other Railroads & Trains”. The seller is “gti2″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Lionel
- Assembly Status: Ready to Go/Pre-built
- Custom Bundle: No
- Color: Black
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Gauge: O