1962 Lionel H0 Sets

For 1962, Lionel offered 11 H0 train sets.

14003 - 4 Unit Minneapolis & St. Louis Husky Freight

  • 0055 M&StL Husky Diesel
  • 0821 Pipe Car
  • 0865-250 Michigan Central Gondola
  • 0837 M&StL Caboose
  • Circle of track
  • 0103 Power Pack

14013 - 4 Unit Erie Lackawanna Diesel Switcher Freight

  • 0545 Erie Lackawanna GE 44-tonner
  • 0850 Missile Launching Car
  • 0847 Exploding Box Car
  • 0838 E-L Caboose
  • Circle of track
  • 0103 Power Pack

14023 - “Heavy Cargo” Steam Freight

  • 0642LT 2-4-2 Steam engine and tender
  • 0357 Cob & Hobo Car
  • 0861 Timber Transport Car
  • 0865-225 Gondola with Scrap Iron
  • 0841 Caboose
  • Circle of track
  • 0103 Power Pack

14033 - Union Pacific Military Diesel Freight

  • 0568 Union Pacific Diesel
  • 0365 Minuteman Missile Launching Car
  • 0813 Mercury Capsule Car
  • 0809 Helium Car
  • 0841-50 Union Pacific Caboose
  • Circle of track
  • 0103 Power Pack

14043 - Weapons Carrier Steam Freight

  • 0635LT 4-6-2 “Southern Pacific”
  • 0349 Turbo Missile Firing Car
  • 0847 Exploding Box Car
  • 0805 Radioactive Waste Car
  • 0841 Caboose
  • Oval of track
  • 0103 Power Pack

14054 - Texas Special Passenger Train

  • 0566 Texas Special Diesel
  • 0704 Baggage Car
  • 0706 Vista-Dome
  • 0706 Vista Dome
  • 0707 Observation Car
  • Oval of track
  • 0101 Power Pack

14064 - Northern Pacific Diesel Freight

  • 0597 Northern Pacific GP-9
  • 0365 Minuteman Missile Launching Car
  • 0366 Operating Milk Car
  • 0319 Helicopter Car
  • 0301 Operating Dump Car
  • 0841 Caboose
  • Oval of track, with 0900 operating platform
  • 0101 Power Pack

14108 - Santa Fe Passenger Train

  • 0535 A & B Santa Fe Diesel with horn
  • 0712 Illuminated Baggage Car
  • 0713 Illuminated Pullman Car
  • 0714 Illuminated Dome Car
  • 0715 Illuminated Observation Car
  • Oval of track
  • 0100 Power Pack

14074 - Southern Pacific Freight Set

  • 0645LTS Southern Pacific 4-6-2, smoke & whistle
  • 0861 Timber Transport Car
  • 0873 Rodeo Car
  • 0865-250 Gondola w/crates
  • 0841 Caboose
  • Oval of track with 10 coupler magnets
  • 0103 Power Pack

14084 - Santa Fe Diesel Freight

  • 0535 Santa Fe A&B, with horn
  • 0370 Sheriff & Outlaw Car
  • 0865-225 Gondola w/scrap iron
  • 0845 Gold Bullion Car
  • 0821 Pipe Transport Car
  • 0841-85 Santa Fe Caboose
  • Oval of track with 10 coupler magnets
  • 0214 Girder Bridge
  • 0103 Power Pack

14098 - “Firepower” Steam Freight Set

  • 0645LTS Southern Pacific 4-6-2, smoke & whistle
  • 0365 Minuteman Missile Launching Car
  • 0349 Turbo Missile Firing Car
  • 0847 Exploding Box Car
  • 0319 Helicopter Launching Car
  • 0841 Caboose
  • Oval of track with 10 coupler magnets
  • 0101 Power Pack

Uncataloged Sets

One interesting Lionel practice was the production of uncataloged sets.  These were sets that had official names and product numbers, but did not appear in the general catalog for a particular year. Horan & Rosa have identified several such sets for 1962.  In some cases, these sets are true variants on an otherwise ordinary cataloged set.  In other cases, these sets appeared in Lionel’s “Advance Catalog”.

The Advance Dealer Catalog was issued prior to the regular catalog to gain interest amongst Lionel’s dealer base. In many cases, sets which appeared in the advance catalogs were meant to test the market for certain combinations of locomotives, cars and other related items.  These sets could be broken up by the dealer into individual items, or used in special promotions.  Some sets contained track and transformers, while others did not:

14054 - A variant which contains an extra B-unit Texas Special locomotive.

15503 - The Space Explorer

  • 0059 Minuteman Husky Diesel Switcher
  • 0349 Turbo Missile Firing Car
  • 0847 Exploding Box Car
  • 0813 Mercury Capsule Car
  • 0841-125 AEC Caboose
  • Track
  • 0103 Power Pack

15513 - The Overlander

  • 0642 2-4-2 Steam Locomotive
  • 0337 Giraffe Car
  • 0861 Timber Transport Car
  • 0873 Horse Transport Car
  • 0841 Caboose
  • Oval of track
  • 0101 Power Pack

15528 - The Meteor

  • 0565 Santa Fe A-Unit Powered Diesel Locomotive
  • 0595 Santa Fe A-Unit Dummy Diesel Locomotive
  • 0365 Minuteman Missile Launching Car
  • 0349 Turbo Missile Firing Car
  • 0470 Missile Launching Platform w/ 0847 Exploding Box Car
  • 0816 Rocket Fuel Tank Car
  • 0823 Twin Missile Carrying Car
  • Track
  • 0103 Power Pack

15708 - The Celestial

  • 0605 0-4-0 Steam Switcher
  • 0349 Turbo Missile Firing Car
  • 0319 Helicopter Launching Car
  • 0333 Operating Satellite Car
  • 0827 Illuminated Caboose

15718 - The Sharpshooter

  • 0598 New York Central GP-7 Diesel Locomotive
  • 0365 Minuteman Missile Launching Car
  • 0816 Rocket Fuel Tank Car
  • 0847 Exploding Box Car
  • 0819-275 Chesapeake & Ohio Work Caboose

15728 - The Journeyman

  • 0625 Southern Pacific 4-6-2 with short tender
  • 0708 Pennsylvania RR Baggage Car
  • 0709 Pennsylvania RR Vista-Dome Car
  • 0710 Pennsylvania RR Observation Car
  • 0118 Residential structure

In some cases, these sets are interesting variations.  In other cases, such as 15718 and 15728, it seems like they just grabbed stuff off the shelves and boxed them together for shipment.

1962 was an interesting year.

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