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Space & Military Cars

This Web Page Last Updated: August 29, 2020

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This page contains our current inventory of cars that were part of the postwar Lionel "Space & Military" series. Included here are those specialized rolling stock items (both operating & non-operating AND both real & fictitious) that were created to stimulate the imaginations of children regarding space exploration and the needs of the armed forces of the United States. Note that military motive power is located on our Diesels, Electrics & Small Motorized Units web page, military-type cabooses are located on our Cabooses web page and space & military accessories are located on our Accessories web page.

* * * Click on "Yes" in the Photo column to see a picture.
* * * Click on "Grade" in the 3rd column heading for an explanation of grading.

Postwar Lionel Space & Military Cars
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
212 U.S.M.C.
Alco
===> ===> ===> Click here to go to our Diesels, Electrics & Motorized Units Page to read about a very nice, boxed United States Marine Corps Diesel from 1958-59.
3820 U.S.M.C. Flatcar
with
Submarine
Load:
Good

Car:
Good
Yes $125 Olive-drab painted flatcar with correct, gray, operating "U. S. NAVY 3830" submarine. This 1960-62 car has white heat-stamped lettering and early AAR trucks with operating couplers. The sub has black heat-stamped lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Flat: has a repaired step that was not done professionally but it will hold and that's about it for flaws! The car is very clean with vibrant paint and nice crisp lettering plus nice shiny truck rivets. Has the original wire retainer holding clips.
A "aerial" view of the sub and the car's decking.
Sub: missing the periscope and the clear Lionel identification plate. (Reproduction parts are available in the marketplace and are very inexpensive). There is also a piece of tape in the front that may be holding the bow. The sub is clean overall.

This hard-to-find car is one of the most desirable items from the "Space and Military Series." It came in the Land-Sea-And Air set as well as two other sets. The 3820 was never available for separate sale and a box does not exist for this piece.
Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read more about 3820 USMC Flatcars & Subs.
Two different versions of the 6175 Flatcar with Rocket:
6175 Flatcar with
Rocket
Load:
VG+

Car: E++
Yes $ 95 Black flatcar (mold #6424-11) from 1958 with the correct, original U S Navy rocket. Flat has white, heat-stamped lettering plus early AAR trucks with operating couplers. Has the original rack and the original elastic tie-down band.
Photo of the other side.
The rocket has some stains and discoloration plus a homemade sponge tip was installed. Even with the flaws, the rocket is decent as it is fairly clean with gorgeous lettering plus there are no cracks-- and it is ORIGINAL!
An "aerial" view showing the rocket and the car's decking.
The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice shiny truck rivets.
Two close-ups views of the rocket.

A sharp car with a fairly nice original rocket.
6175 Flatcar with
Rocket
Load:
VG

Car: E++
Yes $ 75 Red flatcar (mold #6511-2) from 1958-61 with the correct, original U S Navy rocket. Flat has white, heat-stamped lettering plus early AAR trucks with operating couplers. Has the original rack & a reproduction elastic tie-down band.
Photo of the other side.
The center section of the rocket has a crack that was repaired; has no loss of plastic but is mildly distorted. In addition, a homemade sponge tip was installed. Even with the flaws, the rocket is presentable as it is fairly clean with gorgeous lettering -- and it is ORIGINAL!
An "aerial" view showing the car's decking.
The car is very, very clean with nice, crisp lettering and nice shiny truck rivets.
Two close-ups views of the rocket.

A sharp car with an original rocket.
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Two different versions of the 6809 Flatcar with Marine Corps Anti-aircraft Truck & Marine Corps Medical Van:
6809 Flatcar
with a
Marine Corps
Anti-aircraft
Truck

& a
U.S. NAVY
Medical Truck
Load:
E++

Car:
E++

OB
Yes $295 Red flatcar (mold #6511-2) with white heat-stamped lettering and early AAR trucks plus its correct, ORIGINAL load: a Marine Corps Anti-aircraft "Pyro" Truck and a U.S. NAVY "Pyro" Medical Truck. Has the original axle retainer.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of light surface scratches on the car's decking and that's about it for flaws on the flat! It is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice, shiny, rust-free truck rivets.
An "aerial" view.
Both vehicles have an unpainted gray plastic body with white heat-stamped lettering & logo and black plastic wheels.
Close-up of the vehicles.
Both vehicles have a few minor surface scratches and the Medical Van has the common box-rub scuffs on the top of the "box" and that's about it for flaws! Both vehicles are completely intact and very, very clean with nice graphics!

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scuffs; tape inside; glue residue). Despite the flaws, this box is still one of the nicer 6809 boxes we have ever had as it is clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.

We have had very few all-original, complete, boxed 6809s for sale over the years! This piece is sharp and it comes in a very presentable box!
6809 Flatcar
with a
Marine Corps
Anti-aircraft
Truck

& a
U.S. NAVY
Medical Truck
Load:
E+

Car:
E+
Yes $160 Red flatcar (mold #6424-11) with white heat-stamped lettering and early AAR trucks plus its correct, ORIGINAL load: a Marine Corps Anti-aircraft "Pyro" Truck and a U.S. NAVY "Pyro" Medical Truck. Has the original axle retainer.
Photo of the other side.
The flat has a very small melt mark under the axle retainer and that's about it for flaws! It is very, very clean with nice, crisp lettering and rust-free truck rivets.
An "aerial" view.
Both vehicles have an unpainted gray plastic body with white heat-stamped lettering & logo and black plastic wheels.
Close-up of the vehicles.
The Anti-aircraft Truck has a reproduction seat and reproduction guns; the Medical Van has the common box-rub scuffs on the top of the "box" and that's about it for flaws! Both vehicles are completely intact and very, very clean with nice graphics!

Nice flat with a very presentable load.
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6814 First Aid
Medical Car
===> ===> ===> Need something for the end of your military train?
Click here to go to our Caboose Page to read about an ALL-ORIGINAL Rescue Caboose with the insert, man, stretchers and oxygen tanks.
6823 Flatcar with
I. R. B. M. Missiles
Load:
E+

Car:
E++
Yes $ 85
On
HOLD
Red flatcar (mold #6424-11) from 1959-60 with white heat-stamped lettering and early AAR trucks with operating couplers. Has the ORIGINAL load: two red over white missiles.
Photo of the other side.
A few burrs on the missiles but they are clean and completely intact with the original tips! Minimal flaws on the car; it is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice shiny (rust-free) truck rivets! Has the original racks and elastic tie-down bands (discolored and stretched).
An "aerial" view of the flat and another view of the missiles.

An all-original, sharp car -- one that we don't get in very often.

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The 1950's and 1960's were marked by the "race to space" and the creation of "world superpowers" -- specifically the United States and the Soviet Union.

Lionel created an extensive line of interesting pieces to keep pace with current events of that era: the world's desire for exploring outer space -- the "last frontier" -- and the need for strong national defense systems in light of the Cold War.

Any layout will be enhanced with either a space exploration theme or one involving the creation of an action-packed and patriotic operation involving Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps equipment.

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Go to these pages to see other Postwar Lionel Items:

Postwar Lionel
Diesels & Electrics Steamers Passenger Cars
Railroad Work Cars Freight Cars Space & Military Cars
Cabooses Accessories Sets
Original Boxes Other Paper ~ Unique Reference Charts ~

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