Price guides for antique, vintage and out of production Lionel trains can be found through various avenues such as Train City. Retail prices for trains that are currently in production can be found in Lionel's catalog.
Current-year Lionel Train pocket price guides can also be purchased through Amazon or eBay. These pocket price guides also offer valuable information about the model trains such as historical context and rarity information that help buyers and sellers determine prices. Many Lionel trains are sold for well over $3,000 per piece, and entire sets can be found for over $50,000. At these prices, the value of having a price guide is readily apparent.