Making Bank Engines - September 3rd

Sept. 3rd 2013

Bank engines are designed to help trains up steep mountain passes and elevate them to new heights. The five model trains featured here may not technically be bank engines, but each one would help to elevate your collection to a new level of quality.

In other words, these five trains are the most valuable ones on the DASH Marketplace as of today, and all of them would make a fine addition to your layout or collection shelf. These trains will catch the eye of the most discerning railroaders and might just help you make bank as a future investment and centerpiece for your hobby. 

5. Lionel 2270W Jersey Central Passenger Set 6-31758

Price: $649.94

This is a beautiful set that mixes a classic railroading color combination with a trio of incredibly sleek passenger cars. I can't think of a better way to start a new collection or really liven up an old one. 

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4. Lionel 6-21786 Santa Fe Abba F3 Passenger Set

Price: $766

As great as the previous set looked, this Sante Fe passenger car set is absolutely stunning. You can even see the shine coming through in the photos, so just imagine how astounding these cars would look in person. Your display cabinet would becomet the talk of the town with this set on it. 

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3. Lionel 6-13004 Hiawatha Steam Locomotive & Tender

Price: $867

This 20-pound beauty is high grade and an absolute pleasure to behold. The colors are rich and vintage, while the sleek locomotive is simply breathtaking. 

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2. LGB 20811 HSB 2-10-2 Steam Locomotive EX

Price: $2040

Every LGB train is an eye-catcher, but this steam locomotive is on another level. Its unparalleled craftsmanship, rich red colors, and decadent features make it a centerpiece unlike any other. Trains don't get much better than this.

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1. USA Trains Big Boy 4-8-8-4

Price: $3200

And then there's this Big Boy. This is a beauty and a beast. It's not only the size of a small child, it's well-made and full of power. This could be the ultimate new piece for your collection. 

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I'll give you a minute to pick up your jaw and consider buying one of these incredible trains. Any railroader would be happy to have these pieces, but they're far from the only prizes on the DASH Marketplace. Just take a minute or two to find your bank engine and tresured new collectible!

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