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Freight Cars

This Web Page Last Updated: July 6, 2022

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This page contains our current inventory of Postwar Lionel freight cars. Included here are boxcars, refrigerator cars, stock cars, certain flatcars, gondolas, hoppers, tank cars and vat cars. Specialty cars from the "Space & Military" Series are located on our Space & Military Cars web page while crane cars, searchlight cars and other work train pieces of rolling stock are located on our Railroad Work Cars web page and cabooses and work cabooses are located on our Cabooses web page.

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Postwar Lionel Freight Cars
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
2452X Pennsylvania
Gondola
E+ Yes $ 35 Black, 8-inch "PRR" short gondola with white heat-stamped lettering: catalogued by Lionel as "2452X" and "2452X" is stamped on the bottom of the frame but only "2452" is on the car's sides.
Photo of the other side.
Version from 1947 with closed-base type staple-end trucks with coil couplers.
An "aerial" view showing the inside of the car.
Small chip in the ribbing on one side plus a few minor scuffs and that's about it for flaws! The car is very clean with nice lettering.
Photo of the bottom of the frame showing the "2452X" stamping.

Has a Type Ib body mold and large "G27" stamped on the sides.
File photo showing a comparison of Type Ia and Type Ib body molds.

A good-looking, prototypical freight car -- perfect for a layout with a coaling operation.
X2454 Baby Ruth
Boxcar
E+++/OB Yes $110
SOLD
A PRR orange-painted boxcar with black letters from 1947: has brown-painted metal doors, corner steps and staple-end trucks with coil couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint plus it has a nice rust-free frame with all four corner steps intact!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original "Art Deco" box (tears; creases; scrapes; tape inside; glue residue; "aged" look).
Another view of the box.
Has the insert and this box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also a tough box to find.
Photo of the box insert.

These early boxcars are getting harder and harder to find nice. The 2454 Baby Ruth is considered to be a "common item" but we have had very few 2454s in collector quality condition in recent years! This one is the nicest 2454 baby Ruth boxcar we have ever had and it is in a very presentable box.
3456 Operating
N & W

Hopper
E+/OB Yes $ 75 Special Norfolk & Western short hopper: black with white heat-stamped lettering plus spring-loaded, magnetically-operated bottom hatches. Earlier version from 1950-51 with corner braces and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minor touch-up on one inside wall (not easy to spot but pointed out in the next photo) plus some small paint chips. The car is very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint.
Photo of the inside.
The dumping mechanism works perfectly!
Another view of the inside.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing one inner flap; tears; creases; tape; glue residue; stains). A few imperfections but the box is fairly clean, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

A sharp, prototypical-looking car -- perfect for a layout! Designed to work in concert with the 456 Coal Ramp but also available as a separate sale item.
X3464 N Y C
Operating Boxcar
E+ Yes $ 45
SOLD
Tan-painted New York Central System boxcar with white heat-stamped lettering: version from late 1951 with black metal doors and bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A few minor paint chips plus some box rub and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice crisp lettering! Has the original man.
An "aerial" view.

A sharp car and the mechanism works perfectly! The 3464 cars are fairly common but not easy to find nice!
3494-1 New York Central
Operating Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $195 Red and gray NYC boxcar with white lettering from 1955: version with unpainted red body with gray-painted roof, ends and lower half of sides. Has rubber-stamped lettering and unpainted red, single-block doors plus bar-end, metal trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws: the car is very, very clean with superb lettering -- plus the mechanism works perfectly and it has the correct original (large) man with painted face and hands.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (small tears; glue residue; "period" writing; "aged" look). It is a solid box: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A gorgeous car that works well -- and it comes in a very presentable box!
3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar E+/OB Yes $110 A red, white and blue "Bangor & Aroostook" boxcar from 1956: version with a royal-blue body and "3494275" on the sides plus bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A little discoloration in the red paint on two of the panels on one side plus some of the white letters are not as white as when new. The car is very clean overall with nice vibrant paint plus it has the correct original man with painted face and hands and the mechanism works perfectly!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; tape inside; glue residue; "period" writing in pencil). A few imperfections but this box is clean, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.

A very colorful and good-looking car in a very presentable box!
3494-625 Soo Line
Operating Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $575 A Tuscan-brown Soo Line operating boxcar from 1957-58: has white, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The car is very, very clean with nice lettering and nice vibrant paint. Has the correct original man with painted face and hands and the plunger mechanism works perfectly!
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; tape inside; glue residue; some discoloration). A few flaws but the box is fairly clean, square & sturdy!
Another view of the box.

Sharp car in a very hard-to-find box!

Note that this car represents the only instance of the Soo Line road name being used by Lionel in the postwar era as there is no "6464" counterpart. We have had very few Soo Line boxcars over the years; it is a scarce piece that is rather difficult to find in nice shape -- it is usually one of the last boxcars (along with the Monon) that a collector will acquire to complete the "operating boxcar series."
Our Archives Page: more information on 3494-625 Soo Line Boxcars.
6014 Chun King Boxcar ======
E++
Un-run
======
Yes $295 Take a ride on the ORIENT EXPRESS with this RARE, uncatalogued 8 1/2 inch PRR CHUN KING "plugged door" boxcar. Has an unpainted red body with white rubber-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of light surface scratches and a couple of muted letters and that's it for flaws! The body of the car is completely intact and very, very clean with lettering that is actually readable! The chassis is also very, very clean with a nice rust-free frame -- plus the car was NEVER USED!
Photo of the roof.
It is by far the nicest Chun King boxcar we have ever seen! Most of the Chun King boxcars in the marketplace have lettering that is barely readable or completely unreadable.

Note that Lionel never made a component box for the Chun King boxcar. It was an exclusive component of outfit X-150, a rare promotional set available in 1956. Only the third 6014 CHUN KING boxcar we have ever had! It is a tough piece to find in any condition!
6315 Gulf Chemical
Tank Car
E+++/OB Yes $175 A burnt-orange tank car from 1956-58: the ends and middle band are black; the dome platform and ladders are metal and the tank is mounted on a black plastic frame with bar-end metal trucks and tab couplers. Version with a flat finish on the broad orange bands.
Photo of the other side.
Usual tarnishing of the railings and that's it for flaws!
Close-up of some of the lettering on one side.
This prototypical-looking car is gorgeous: completely intact and very, very clean with beautiful lettering and nice vibrant paint. It is much nicer than what the photos show!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; tape inside; glue residue).
Another view of the box.
This box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy!

The 6315 is a fairly common car but not in this condition -- and certainly not with a box this nice! It is a high-quality freight car in a very strong box!

Our Archives Page has more information about 6315 Tank Cars.
6346 Alcoa Hopper E+/OB Yes $125 Silver-painted covered quad hopper from 1956 only: has blue, heat-stamped lettering plus metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers. Car is actually numbered "634656" on the sides but catalogued by Lionel as "6346."
Photo of the other side.
Some minor scuffs and light surface scratches and that's about it for flaws! Has the original cover and hatch lids and this car is sharp: very, very clean with nice bright silver paint, crisp lettering and completely intact Alcoa emblems!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; scuffs; "aged" look). The box is solid: clean; complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

An attractive, prototypical-looking car in a very, very strong box! The Alcoa Hopper is very difficult to find in collector-quality condition but this one is nice!

Still thinking about this car? A recent Kalmbach Books (Classic Toy Trains) publication just listed the 6346 as one of the TOP 100 postwar Lionel collectible items! See page 93 of the book "Collectible Lionel Classics" for author Roger Carp's depiction of the Alcoa Car's provenance including its design, development and history.
6376 Circus Car E+++/OB Yes $165 Large, 2-level "LIONEL LINES" stock car from 1956-57: has an unpainted off-white body with red heat-stamped lettering and a red-painted catwalk plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The car is gorgeous: very, very clean car with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (minor tears; small stains; "aged" look to the end flaps). A SOLID box: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A very, very nice car in one of the nicest 6376 boxes we have ever had!
6405Flatcar with Van Load:
E+++

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $125 General-style brown flatcar with yellow trailer van from 1961 only: flat has yellow lettering plus early AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The flat is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice shiny truck rivets. The van is also very, very clean and all original. Has both original truss rods and the original elastic tie-down.
An "aerial" view of the car and the roof of the van.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; scrapes; creases; tape residue; tape inside).
Another view of the box.
The box is very presentable as it is fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the front of the box.

A sharp car -- one that we have not had in over seven years!
6414 Evans
Auto Loader
======
Load:
E+

Car:
E++
Un-run

OB
======
Yes $275 An un-used car carrier from 1956-57 with four multi-colored (turquoise, red, white & yellow), (premium) autos that are still packaged in the original cardboard liners!
Photo of the other side.
The red flat has white heat-stamped lettering and the number "6414" on the right plus bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the top of both cardboard sleeves and an "aerial" view of the car's superstructure.

Both the flat and the metal superstructure are very, very clean with sharp lettering. The car was never run but there are some marks on the wheel flanges indicating that the previous owner may have displayed the car on a piece of track.
Photo of the front of the yellow car & the front of the turquoise car.
Although we did not take the cars from the packaging (as it is too easy to cause further damage to the sleeves), there is no question that the cars are all original as we did examine the bumpers, wheels and axles -- which are all visible and reflect the usual flaws associated with something 65 years old (some discoloration on the bumpers, some dirt on the tires and some rust on the axels).
Photo of the back of the white car and the back of the red car.
The cars appear to be intact. One sleeve has a small piece missing on one end and a couple of tears (grade 7); the other sleeve has a couple of tears and is a grade 9.
Photo of the bottom of both cardboard sleeves.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases). The box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

We seldom come across the inside packaging -- it is an interesting piece to have on display!
6436
(-110)
Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E+++/OB Yes $ 95 Red-painted LV open quad hopper from 1963-64: version without "NEW" date on the sides; has AAR trucks with operating couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6436-110" but only "6436" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean car with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint! Has the original spreader brace.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (small tears; stains; creases; bumps).
Another view of the box.
This box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the front of the box.
The red 6436 LV quad hopper was sold from 1963 to 1968 but the "Picture" box helps to date this car as a 1963-64 item.

A sharp car with a very presentable box!
X6454 Erie
Boxcar
E+ Yes $ 65 A brown-painted, (9 1/4 inch) Erie boxcar with white, heat-stamped lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Version from 1951 with brown metal doors and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the roof.
The white around the Erie logo on one side is muted and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and a nice, rust-free frame.

A sharp, prototypical-looking boxcar that does not show up very often.
6464
(-75)
Rock Island
Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $160 A sharp R.I. boxcar from 1969: later (type IV) version with ribbed-roof interior, multi-block doors and no built date on the sides. The car is green with gold heat-stamped lettering. Catalogued by Lionel as "6464-75" but only "6464" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
One very, very light surface scratch on one side and that's it for flaws on the body! The car is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and with lettering that just sparkles!
Photo of the roof.
Has the correct (and unique) 1969 bronze-colored frame with bar-end metal trucks with bronze truck plates plus tab couplers
Photo of the undercarriage.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original (HAGERSTOWN) box (tears; creases; tape inside; price sticker residue).
Another view of the box.
The box is very presentable as it is clean, complete, square & sturdy. It is also the correct box for this version of the 6464-75!

A good-looking car in a very strong box!
6464-150 Missouri Pacific
Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $225 A good-looking M. P. boxcar from late 1957: version with an unpainted gray (Type IIb) body with royal-blue painted bands. Has the "Eagle" on left, leading "E" is 1/2 inch high, "NEW 3 54" on the left, "XME" on each side, solid-yellow (multi-block) doors and no side grooves. Has bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some minor box rub and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with beautiful lettering and nice vibrant paint!
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9 original box (one small crease; some minor stains; tiny scuffs). A SOLID box: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A sharp car in the correct "Late Classic" box for this version of the 6464-150! Both the car and the box will be an upgrade for most collectors.
6464-300 Rutland
Boxcar
E+ Yes $135 Unpainted yellow body (Type IIa) with dark-green painted roof, ends and lower half of sides. Version from early 1955 with: "R" in the first panel, single-block doors and rubber-stamped lettering. Has bar-end metal trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A light scratch on one side and a couple of small factory paint imperfections on the roof and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering!
Two views of the roof.

A sharp-looking freight car -- one of the nicest early-version Rutland boxcars we have ever had!
6464-300 Rutland
Boxcar
E+ Yes $135 Unpainted yellow body (Type IIa) with dark-green painted roof, ends and lower half of sides. Version from early 1955 with: "R" in the first panel, single-block doors and rubber-stamped lettering. Has bar-end metal trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A light scratch on one side and a couple of small factory paint imperfections on the roof and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering!
Two views of the roof.

A sharp-looking freight car -- one of the nicest early-version Rutland boxcars we have ever had!
6464-375 Central of Georgia
Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $175 Maroon C. G. boxcar: early version from 1956-57 with a "Type IIb body" and a complete "built date" on the sides plus metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers. Version with silver-gray painted roof & oval plus red & white lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Some rust spots on a couple of the door guides and that's about it for flaws. The car is very clean with crisp lettering, sharp graphics and nice even paint!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; glue residue; minor stains). The box is SOLID: complete, clean, square & sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

Nice colorful car -- and it comes in a very, very strong box!
6464-475 Boston and Maine
Boxcar
E+++/OB Yes $160 A sharp B & M boxcar from early 1957: unpainted medium-blue (type IIb) body with complete built date. Has black & white, heat-stamped lettering and unpainted black, multi-block doors plus bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with beautiful graphics and nice, crisp lettering!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (factory tape residue; scuffs; "aged" look). This box is solid: clean, complete, square & sturdy!
Another view of the box.

A gorgeous car in a very presentable box!
6464-700 Santa Fe
Boxcar
======
E++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $235 A red-painted (type IV) A T S F "Shock Control" boxcar from 1966 that was NEVER USED! Has white lettering, red-painted multi-block doors and late AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Just some minor box rub in spots and that's it for flaws! The car is stunning: very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and beautiful lettering!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (small tears; minor creases; a few scuffs; "aged" look).
Another view of the box.
The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy plus the window is intact -- and there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct style box for this version of the 6464-700.
Photo of the front of the box.

Just a gorgeous car in a very nice box!
6464-900 New York Central
Boxcar
======
E++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $185 A gorgeous jade-green painted NYC boxcar from 1963 that was NEVER USED!: has a type IV body with interior roof ribs, white heat-stamped lettering, jade-green multi-block doors and late AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minor box rub on one of the doors and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (small tears; minor creases; scuffs; price sticker residue).
Another view of the box.
The box is clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the front of the box.

One of the nicest 6464-900 boxcars we have ever had -- and it comes in a very strong box!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6464-900 NYC Boxcars.
(6465) Sunoco
Tank Car
E+/OB Yes $ 40
SOLD
A silver 2-dome tank car from 1953: has a tri-color rubber-stamped Sunoco herald plus blue rubber-stamped technical data.
Photo of the other side.
Version with "6465" rubber stamped on the bottom of the frame plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Two "aerial" views of the car.
A few scuffs, a single scratch plus the common tarnishing of the metal railing and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice bright silver, beautiful lettering & sharp graphics; the frame is rust-free with "6465" clearly visible!

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (scuffs; "aged" look). The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy plus there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct, (short) "Middle Classic" box (with "6465" printed on every side) for this version of the 6465 Sunoco tank car.
Another view of the box.

A good-looking, prototypical car in a very strong box! Remember, you can never have too many Sunoco tank cars on your layout.
6472 Refrigerator Car E++ Yes $ 25 All-original off-white refrigerator car with black, heat-stamped lettering: variation from 1950 -- the frame has corner steps plus staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The frame has some scratches, rust and paint loss. (Can only be seen by turning the car upside down).
Photo showing the frame underside.
The body of the car is gorgeous -- very, very clean car with beautiful lettering! The doors and door frames are original and they are an exact color match to the car body!
Photo of the roof.

The 6472 is the non-operating version of the 3472 milk car. Note that the 1950 version of this car is much harder to find than the later 6472 reefers that came without frame steps.
6477 "Miscellaneous" Car
with Pipes
Load:
E/E+

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $125 A Bulkhead Car with the correct load of five original silvery plastic pipes: the unpainted red flatcar has white heat-stamped lettering and it is the earlier version from 1957 with "6477" on the right plus metal bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The pipes have some minor flaws: small dings and a few creases but they are nice overall -- and they are ORIGINAL! Minimal flaws on the car: it is very, very clean with strong lettering plus the stakes, bulkhead ends and truck supports are all ORIGINAL!
Photo of the pipes and an "aerial" view of the car's decking.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (missing one interior coupler flap; glue residue; tiny tears; small creases; stains; "period" writing). A few flaws but the box is fairly clean, square and sturdy plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

We have had very few 6477s in collector-quality condition over the years! It is a great prototypical piece of rolling stock and it is in a very presentable box!
6511 Flatcar
with Pipes
Load:
E/E+

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $110 A brick-red flatcar with five (5) ORIGINAL silver pipes:
Photo of the car.
version from 1954 with diecast truck mounting plates and bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws on the flat! It is very, very clean with beautiful lettering! One pipe has a crack plus some tape residue but that's it for flaws! They are fairly clean and they are ORIGINAL!
Photo of the pipes and an "aerial" view of the car's decking.
Has the original envelope (part# of 6511-17) for the thirteen side posts (stakes). It has tears, creases and stains plus a small hole.
Close-up of the front of the envelope.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (missing one interior coupler flap). This box is SOLID: clean, square and very sturdy; it will be an upgrade for most collectors!
Another view of the box.

As the 6511 Flatcar is not rare, the bulk of the value here is the combination of the high-quality flat, nice original box, original pipes and the envelope (usually missing)! The 6511 with diecast truck mounting plates is the most desirable of the 6511 flatcars for operators. It is harder to find than the later red versions and the heavy diecast mounting plates serve as ballast thus allowing the car to hold the rails well.
6556 M-K-T
Stock Car
E+ Yes $325 The "KATY" -- a large, 2-level stock car from 1958 only: has a painted red body with white doors plus white, heat-stamped lettering and metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Sharp car: very clean with nice vibrant red paint and crisp lettering!
Two views of the roof.

This item is the hardest postwar stock car to find -- in any condition!
6646 Stock Car E+++ Yes $ 75 A good-looking, small "LIONEL LINES" stock car from 1957 only: has an unpainted orange body with black heat-stamped lettering plus early AAR trucks with two operating couplers. Note that Lionel provided steps on the corners of the frame but did not furnish a brakewheel with this car.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very clean with vibrant paint and sharp lettering! Has a nice rust-free frame plus all four corner steps are intact!
An "aerial" view.

The 6646 is essentially the non-operating version of the 3656 Cattle Car. It is not an easy car to find! Check your collection -- the car is very, very uncommon!
6656 Stock Car E+/OB Yes $ 35 A small painted lemon-yellow stock car with black heat-stamped lettering from early 1951: has staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A little box rub on the roof and that's about it for flaws! The car is very clean with nice, vibrant paint, crisp, near-perfect lettering and a nice, rust-free frame.
Photo of the roof.
The 6656 Stock Car was sold from 1950 to 1953 but the shorter (non-"OPS") box, the absence of frame steps and the staple-end trucks all help to date this car as a 1951 item.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (one tuck is not original to this box; tears; creases; tape; amateur repairs). A few flaws but the box is clean, square and sturdy. It is also the correct (shorter) box for a car without steps, allowing the trucks to be turned around.
Another view of the box.

The 6656 came in many sets and is a fairly common car -- but not easy to find this nice.
6801
(-75)
Flatcar with Boat Load:
E++

Car:
E+++
OB
Yes $110 Red flatcar from 1958 with ORIGINAL (blue) Boat. Flat has white heat-stamped lettering plus mold #6424-11 with "6801" on left and early AAR trucks with operating couplers. Boat has a cream-colored deck and a deep-blue hull.
Photo of the other side.
The flat is sharp: very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice, shiny, rust-free truck rivets. Has a reproduction elastic tie-down band.
An "aerial" view showing the interior of the boat and the car's decking.
The bottom of the boat's hull has a couple of light scuffs and that's it for flaws; it is sharp -- very, very clean with a very clear windshield and no cracks!
Photo of the bottom of the boat's hull.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (missing both interior coupler flaps; tears; creases; writing; tape inside; glue residue; no inserts). Some flaws but the box has both end flaps and all four inner flaps plus it is clean, square and sturdy! Note that Lionel sold the 6801 Flatcar with a blue boat from 1958 to 1960 but the "Late Classic" box helps to date this one as 1958 production.
Another view of the box.

A gorgeous, all-original piece with the correct "-75" box!
6825 Flatcar with
Trestle Bridge
Load:
E+++

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $135 Red flatcar with a gray arch trestle bridge. Flat has white, heat-stamped lettering and early AAR trucks with operating couplers and is the version with mold #6511-2 and "6825" on the left.
Photo of the other side.
A very, very clean car with crisp lettering!
An "aerial" view of the car and the top of the bridge.
Original bridge has the 0110-18 Lionel part number on the underside. Comes with the original elastic tie-down.
Photo of the lettering & part number on the underside of the bridge.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; scrapes; tape inside; glue residue; panel partially separated).
Another view of the box.
This hard-to-find box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the front panel.

It has been over eight years since we have had a boxed 6825! The car and load are sharp and the box is one of the nicest 6825 boxes we have ever had!

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The railroad boom in the late 1800's had a dramatic economic effect on virtually all of the existing industries -- from coaling, logging, oil and steel to retailing, construction, food, and farming. If it could be transported by horse-drawn wagon, it could be shipped quicker by the railroads. In later years, the railroads would become a favorite with the automotive industry and the military.

Lionel sold an extensive array of freight cars in the postwar era including the ever-popular boxcar, realistic stock cars, specialized refrigerator cars, all sorts of flat cars, dull (but practical) gondolas, useful hoppers, authentic-looking tank cars and the clever vat cars. Lionel's fantasy world offerings included the 3435 Aquarium Car, the 3376 Giraffe Car, the 6050 Savings Bank Car and the 6445 Mint Car.

Additional Freight Cars will boost the industrial capabilities of your railroad.

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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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