These 2 Lionel engines and tenders have been collecting dust atop my bookshelves for years. Plucked them from my grandads garage several decades ago - pictures are not great. One engine is #5344 New York Central tender; the other engine is #225E Lionel Lines tender. I have some other cars, engines et al - buried in basement boxes. Saw these run one time back in the early sixties before grandad passed. Any information is appreciated.
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Apologies for the poor pictures - Pulled the 225E and tender off the shelf for better pictures. Will do the same for 5344 in another reply. These units are fairly heavy - perhaps it is 2 lbs of dust balls!! Any significance of the tender 2225W??
Your 700E has value, much depends upon the year made, condition ( especially the frame) , etc ( just like bikes!). It might be worth your while to research the Train Collectors Association (TCA) at train collectors.org. Find a member dealer near you, and take it to them or send them pics. If they are TCA members ( they will tell you and offer their number) they will be fair and knowledgeable. ( If one is a TCA member, as I am, you know that if any member calls you out as being "shady" in any way, it gets investigated and, if substantiated, the offender is thrown out...period!). I would not recommend selling that unit to anyone until you did that research.