This is a Marx Lightning Express 3000 Train that we restored. It was made in the 1950s by Louis Marx & Co. as a ride on toy for children. It’s made of steel, and in the 1950s, Marx was the leading manufacturer of metal toys in the world.
The front of our train engine is different than the original. It’s the same as that found on the Marx Pioneer Express model and to this we added an airbrushed headlight. And this train has been painted a shiny red, where the original toy was shades of grey with red accents. It’s a great bit of nostalgia for anyone who remembers toys from this era.
Dimensions: 12”H x 27”L
This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also enjoy sharing the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.