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LIONEL 800 Series - #816 Hopper - Pre-War 0 Gauge - ( sorry SOLD )
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LIONEL 800 Series -  #816 Hopper - Pre-War 0 Gauge - ( sorry SOLD )
LIONEL 800 Series -  #816 Hopper - Pre-War 0 Gauge - ( sorry SOLD )
LIONEL 800 Series -  #816 Hopper - Pre-War 0 Gauge - ( sorry SOLD )
LIONEL 800 Series - #816 Hopper - Pre-War 0 Gauge

-( sorry SOLD) The Lionel 800 Series cars boast very nice detailing, as well as bright colors and brass accents. According to our Greenberg's book, this series was first introduced in 1915, and was manufactured until about 1942. The cars in this series were built primarily on either a 6-1/2" or an 8-7/8" frame, although there were a few with a 5-1/2" frame. The have deeply embossed sides and bright colors, similar to their counterparts in the larger, standard gauge size. We are currently offering several cars in the 800 series for sale.

This car is the Lionel #816 Hopper car. It is one of the large 810 series freight cars that Lionel produced during this period. It has a dark red body, and a black frame. It has nickel plates and trim, nickel journals, and latch couplers on both ends. The plates read "Lionel Lines" and "No. 816". This car is missing the circular handle on one side. TheLionel #816 measures 9-1/4" long by 2-3/4" wide by 3-1/2" high. It was manufactured between 1927 and 1942.

Looking at the underside, there is not an oiling instruction sticker present. As the pictures show, this is in well used condition with paint scratches and signs of wear.

Considering the estimated 76+ years age of this car, I am not surprised at the amount of wear. These trains were designed for children to play with, so the fact that they survived at all is a testimony to the Lionel quality.

Please note: We have not tested any of the model trains on the website, as I unfortunately lack the knowledge to test them without damaging them, and I do not have the necessary track or transformers. I can say that the trains currently on this site came from a single collection in my family, and the owner would have likely maintained them. However, I must state that they are sold "as is". I try very hard to accurately describe the items on this site. However, if you have any questions, please email us by using the Contact tab on our Home page. I will be happy to provide additional pictures and answer any questions you may have.
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