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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
3424 Wabash
Operating
Brakeman Car
E++/OB Yes $ 90 The Wabash brakeman car from 1956:
Photo of the car showing the fearless Brakeman riding down the track.
Version with light-blue body and white man; has white doors, white heat-stamped lettering and graphics plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side showing the Brakeman after he "hit the deck."
Just the common (small) catwalk blemishes caused by the chemical interaction of the rubber figure and the plastic body of the car and that's about it for flaws! The car is completely intact and very clean with nice lettering -- plus the car works perfectly!
An "aerial" view showing the roof of the car and the Brakeman back on his feet.

Photo of the outer box.
Grade 7+ original "outer" box (tears; creases; mildly distorted; tape residue; stains; no insert).
Another view of the outer box.
A few flaws but the box is solid: fairly clean, square and sturdy.

Photo of the component box.
Grade 8 original 3424-100 "Bridge Signal Set" component box. This box has some small tears and an "aged" look but that's about it for flaws! It is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the telltales and hardware.
Has the "Low Bridge Signal Set" -- two telltales plus the original bases and "O" gauge hardware (some discoloration) for the poles. The "027" gauge hardware prices are reproduction items.
Another view of the component box.

Gorgeous car with very strong boxes! It is a rather ingenious car that works very well and provides some action: the brakeman stands on the catwalk (facing the rear of the train) until warned of an upcoming tunnel or bridge by a telltale; he then falls to the roof of the car and afterwards stands up again when the car reaches the second telltale.
3454 PRR
Automatic
Merchandise Car
E+/OB Yes $275 A silver-painted Pennsylvania operating boxcar with blue lettering and staple-end trucks with coil couplers:
File Photo showing both the 1946 version and the 1947 version.
Version from 1946 with dark blue lettering and the roof hatch pin not visible on the end of the car's body; the 1947 version had the extended hatch pin and bright-blue lettering.
Photo of the unloading side of the car.
Has a few scratches and some rub marks plus the silver is not quite as bright as when new but that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice, even silver plus the catwalk ends are intact! In addition, frame is clean and rust free with minimal flaws and all four frame steps are present!
Photo of the other side of the car.
Tested and the mechanism works properly.
Two views of the roof.
Has the six original red "Baby Ruth" miniature packing cases, the correct #160 Bakelite unloading bin and the original instruction sheet #3454-47, dated 5/46 (tears & creases).
Photo of the unloading bin, packing cases and instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box from 1946 (one end flap's tuck is not original to this box; tears; creases; scrapes; tape; glue residue).
Another view of the box.
Has the original insert (liner) and even with the flaws, this box is very presentable as it is fairly clean, square and sturdy. It is also the correct box (without the "Toy Logo") for the 1946 version of this car.
Photo of the box insert.

This is the nicest 3454 we have ever had for sale -- and it's in a very, very hard box to find!
X3464 A.T. & S.F.
Operating Boxcar
Ex./OB Yes $ 75 Orange-painted Santa Fe boxcar with black heat-stamped lettering: version from early 1950 with steps on the frame, black, metal doors and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Has some box rub and a few paint chips and that's about it for flaws! The car is very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint plus all four corner steps are intact. Has the correct original man with painted face and hands plus the mechanism works perfectly!
Two views of the roof.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #3464-28 dated 1/50.
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Grade 6 original box (tears; creases; puncture; stains; tape inside; glue residue). Some flaws but the box is fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Photo of the box.
It is the correct, longer-style box to accommodate the steps; it is also a "Middle Classic" box from 1950 (with "3464-26" printed on one tuck flap).
Another view of the box.
An old store advertising sticker on the box provides a little history of this hopper: it was originally sold by "Madison Hardware" -- the most famous retailer of Lionel trains whose establishment was located at 105 E. 23rd St., in New York City!
A third view of the box.

A good-looking car in a very presentable box!
3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar E+/OB Yes $125 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!
Two different versions of the Black 6025 Gulf 1-dome Tank Car:
6025 Gulf
Tank Car
E+ Yes $ 60
SOLD
Black-painted 1-dome tank car with early AAR trucks from 1957-58. All intact -- no cracks! Version with the logo having "GULF" in navy over white on a red-orange background.
Photo of the other side.
A very, very clean, rust-free car with minimal flaws.
Two "aerial" views.
The 6025 Gulf Tank Car was sold from 1956 to 1958 but the AAR trucks date this item as a 1958 car.

A very nice, realistic-looking tank car! Once common, these tank cars are getting harder and harder to find -- especially in nice shape!
6025 Gulf
Tank Car
Ex. Yes $ 40
SOLD
Unpainted black single-dome tank car from 1957: version with the logo having "GULF" in navy over white on an orange background. Has bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Has a couple of light scratches on one side and a tiny chip on one catwalk edge; that's it for flaws! It is very clean with superb lettering and nice graphics! The frame is rust free!
Two "aerial" views.
The 6025 Gulf Tank Car (with metal trucks) was sold in both 1956 and 1957 but the coupler drawbar style helps to date this item as a 1957 car.

A very nice, realistic-looking tank car! Once common, these tank cars are getting harder and harder to find -- especially in nice shape!
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6076 A T S F
Hopper
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E++
Un-run
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Yes $175
SOLD
Unpainted-gray Santa Fe short hopper from 1963: has black lettering plus early AAR trucks with one operating coupler and one fixed coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean car with crisp lettering and sharp graphics.
Two views of the inside.

Check your collection -- this often overlooked item (Lionel's part number was 6076-125) is one of the toughest low-end hoppers to find! We have had very few 6076 ATSF hoppers for sale over the years and this is the first unrun example we have ever had! The 6076 ATSF was originally issued with set #19263 (a 1963 Libby's promotional outfit) and for years was believed to be a 1963-only car. However subsequent research has revealed that Lionel used the 6076 ATSF as a substitute item in two uncatalogued 1964 sets as well! It is also the only example of the short hopper being offered to the public in a road name other than Lehigh Valley! Note that no component box was ever made by Lionel for this car.
6315 Gulf Chemical
Tank Car
E+/OB Yes $135
SOLD
A sharp tank car from 1956: 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.
Photo of the other side.
Version with a flat finish on the tank's burnt-orange paint.
Close-up of some of the lettering.
Has some surface rust on the metal platform and a couple of very small paint chips on the tank and that's it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with strong lettering and sharp graphics!
An "aerial" view.

File photo comparing a flat-finish 6315 to a 6315 Tank Car with a semi-gloss finish.

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

Nice prototypical-looking car in a very presentable box!
Go to Our Archives Page to read more about 6315 Tank Cars.
6414 Evans
Auto Loader
Load:
E++

Car:
E/E+
OB
Yes $ 95 The ever-popular car carrier with four premium, multi-colored, (turquoise, red, white & yellow) autos. The flat has metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers and the number "6414" is on the right.
Photo of the other side.
Some rust spots on the sides of the superstructure and that's about it for flaws on the car! It is all intact and very, very clean with nice lettering on both the flat and the metal superstructure.
An "aerial" view of the carrier and roofs of the autos.
Minimal flaws on the four cars! They are all original and each car is in excellent plus-plus (or better) condition as they are completely intact and very, very clean!
Photo of the fronts & backs of the four autos.

Photo of the box.
Grade 5+ original ("Late Classic") box (missing both interior coupler flaps; tears; creases; tape; scuffs; mildly distorted; "aged" look). Some flaws but the box has both end flaps and it will protect the car in shipping and in storage.
Another view of the box.

A good-looking car loader with four of the nicest autos we have ever had! The box and the coupler rivets date this item as a 1956-57 car.
6415 Sunoco
Tank Car
E+/OB Yes $ 35 Silver, 3-dome tank car from 1953-55 with silver brakestand and bar-end (metal) trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Version with dark blue (almost black) lettering and "8000 GALS." on tank sides.
An "aerial" view.
Some box rub on the catwalk edges and high spots on the top plus some minor stains; overall the car is very clean with even silver, crisp lettering & nice graphics!
Another "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (tears; creases; writing; tape inside). Overall this box is decent: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

A good-looking, prototypical car!
6425 Gulf
Tank Car
Ex./OB Yes $ 85 A silver GULF 3-dome tank car from 1957-58. Has bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A few small blemishes on top and the metal handrails are tarnished in places; that's it for flaws; overall it is a clean car: bright silver, crisp lettering & nice graphics! Overflow pipes are intact as are the steps on the frame.
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; scrapes; tape inside; glue residue; minor writing).
Another view of the box.
A few flaws but the box is clean, square and sturdy!

Nice prototypical car in a decent box!
6430 Flatcar with Trailers ======
Load:
E+

Car:
E++
Un-run
OB
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Yes $110 Red flatcar with white, heat-stamped lettering (and mold #6511-2) from 1957 only that was NEVER USED! Has a load of two white Cooper-Jarrett vans.
Photo of the other side.
Flat is the very uncommon version with "6430" on right and early AAR trucks mounted on truck supports.
An "aerial" showing the roofs of the vans and the car's decking.
Minimal flaws on the flat! It is very, very clean with nice, white lettering and a rust-free metal rack!
Photo of the fronts of the vans.
One van has a small chip in one of the side ribs and both vans have the factory glue showing near the roof line and areas where the plastic has yellowed slightly with age.
Photo of the backs of the vans.
The vans are clean overall and all-original.
Photo of the undersides of the vans.

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

Not an easy version to find! It is a sharp, prototypical car with a very nice box!
6436-1 Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E++/OB Yes $ 65 A black-painted LV open quad hopper: has white, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint! Has a reproduction spreader brace.
Two views of the interior.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; tape; glue residue; amateur repairs; mildly distorted). A few flaws but the box has both end flaps plus it is clean, and sturdy. It will protect the car in shipping and in storage.
Another view of the box.
The black 6436 LV hopper was catalogued in both 1955 and 1956 but the coupler style helps to date this car as an early 1955 item.

A good-looking, prototypical piece of rolling stock!
6446-25 Norfolk & Western
Cement Car
E++/OB Yes $ 85 Black-painted N & W covered quad hopper from 1955: has white, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers. Has the original roof and hatch covers!
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub in places and that is about it for flaws! It is a very, very clean car with nice, crisp white lettering.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing small pieces of the top layer in a couple of areas; tears; creases; writing; tape; glue residue). Some flaws but the box has all of its flaps plus it is fairly clean and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

A sharp, prototypical piece of rolling stock.
X6454 Pennsylvania
Boxcar
E++ Yes $ 75 Tuscan-painted (9 1/4 inch) boxcar with white letters: 1950-51 version with plastic doors and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean car with strong lettering!
Two views of the roof.
A sharp, prototypical-looking car.
6456 Lehigh Valley Hopper E+++/OB Yes $ 40 A gorgeous black LV short hopper with white, heat-stamped lettering: version from 1952-53 with bar-end trucks and magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice crisp lettering!
Two views of the interior.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; scrapes; stains).
Another view of the box.
Some flaws but the box is square and sturdy; it will protect the car in shipping and in storage.

The box is rough but this realistic-looking car is sharp!
Two different versions of the maroon 6456 Lehigh Valley Hopper:
6456 Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E/E+ Yes $ 45 A maroon LV short hopper from 1948-51: has white lettering, interior corner braces (which are unique to the early version of this hopper) and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A little box rub in spots plus some minor paint loss inside and that's about it for flaws! It is a very clean car with very strong lettering and nice vibrant paint.
Two views of the interior.

A nice, prototypical freight car!
6456 Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E+++/OB Yes $ 55 A gorgeous maroon-painted short hopper from 1950-51: has white, heat-stamped lettering plus staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! It is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and beautiful lettering!
Two views of the interior.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (tears; creases; scrapes; tape; tape residue; glue residue). Some imperfections but the box is clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.
It is the correct box (with "RED HOPPER CAR" on the end flaps) for the maroon-painted LV hopper -- only Lionel knows why. It is also the correct ("Middle Classic") box for this version of the maroon hopper.

The maroon 6456 Lehigh Valley was sold from 1948 to 1955 but the body type (without corner braces) plus staple-end trucks and the box all help to date this car as 1950-51 production.

A nice, prototypical-looking freight car in a very presentable box!
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Three different versions of the black 6462 New York Central Gondola:
6462 New York Central
Gondola
Load:
E+++

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $ 85 A rather scarce variation of the painted, black NYC long gondola: version from 1949 with a type I body containing three lines of weight data and a complete built date plus brakewheels, metal frame steps and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Comes with the correct ORIGINAL load of six (6) unstained large wooden drums (DRUMS not barrels); the drums have two hoops plus top and bottom rims.
Photo of the drums and an "aerial" view of the car.
The lettering is not as white as when new but it is even and readable and that's about it for flaws. It is a very, very clean car with strong lettering and the frame is rust free with all steps intact!

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing both interior coupler flaps; one inner flap is not original to this box; tears; creases; stains; tape inside; glue residue). The box is still decent as it is square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.
It is also the proper larger box for a 6462 gondola with frame steps and it is the correct "Early Classic" (3-cities box with San Francisco on the sides) for a black 6462 from 1949.
A third view of the box.

The cars from the late '40s are getting harder and harder to find in collector-quality condition and in particular, the painted black 6462 with steps AND brakewheels is not an easy one to locate! This one is sharp and it comes in a very hard-to-find box! The presence of the brakewheels indicates that this car was either a separate-sale item or it came in an "O" gauge set!
6462 New York Central
Gondola
E+++/OB Yes $ 45
SOLD
An unpainted-black NYC gondola (type I) with white lettering. Version from 1950-51 with the "N" in the 2nd panel, two lines of weight data, no built date and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A gorgeous car: very, very clean with nice, crisp lettering and minimal flaws. The frame is rust free and the metal tabs were never bent.
Close-up of the drums plus a view of the inside of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (scrape; tears; tape). The box is very presentable: clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

A sharp, prototypical-looking freight car with a decent box. The unpainted black 6462 Gondola is much harder to find than the painted version.
6462 New York Central
Gondola
Load:
E++

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $ 25
SOLD
A black-painted NYC gondola (type IIa) with white lettering. Version from 1954 with the "N" in the 2nd panel, two lines of weight data, no built date and bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers. Has the correct load of six stained wooden barrels.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with very nice lettering. In addition, the frame is rust free and the metal tabs were never bent.
Photo of the barrels and an "aerial" view of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing a small portion of the top layer of the box on one end; tears; creases; tape; glue residue; scuffs; mildly distorted). A few imperfections but the box is complete and sturdy.
Another view of the box.
It is the correct smaller box for this car allowing the trucks to be turned around inside.

A very sharp car with an original load!
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Two different versions of the 6462 New York Central Gondola:
6462 New York Central
Gondola
E+++/OB Yes $ 85
SOLD
A painted, tile red NYC long gondola (type I) with white heat-stamped lettering and two lines of weight data: "deluxe version" from 1950-51 with the "N" in the second panel, brakewheels and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A spectacular car: very, very clean with gorgeous lettering and nice vibrant paint! Has the correct load of six original large unstained drums (DRUMS not barrels); the drums have two hoops plus top and bottom rims.
Close-up of the drums plus a view of the inside of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; a few stains; tape inside; glue residue).
Another view of the box.
Has an old "Madison Hardware" label on the side of the box giving us a little history of this car.
Photo of the front of the box.

Red 6462 gondolas were made from 1950-57; however, the "Middle Classic" box (with "6462" on the four long sides) plus the body mold, placement of the "N" in the 2nd panel, trucks and the load all help to date this car as a 1950-51 item.

One of the nicest painted gondolas we have ever had with a strong box and with the load that is often missing. The cars from the early postwar period are getting harder and harder to find in collector-quality condition but this one is sharp!
6462
(-125)
New York Central
Gondola
E++/OB Yes $ 50 A very nice unpainted red NYC long gondola: has white lettering with the "N" in the third panel plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers. Comes with the correct load of six original stained barrels.
Photo of the other side.
The truck sides have some discoloration from moisture and that's about it for flaws. The metal frame is rust free and the car's body is very clean with nice crisp lettering and minimal flaws.
Close-up of the barrels plus a view of the inside of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (one end flap is not original to this box; missing one interior flap; tears; creases; tape; tape residue; glue residue). Even with the flaws, this box is still presentable as it is fairly clean, square and sturdy. it is the correct, "Middle Classic" box with "6462" printed on every side.
Photo of the nicer end of the box.
The unpainted-red 6462 was made from 1954-57; the box and couplers date this car as an early 1955 item.

A sharp, prototypical-looking freight car with a decent box.
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6464-25 Great Northern Boxcar E+/OB Yes $135
SOLD
G.N. boxcar from 1953: has a flat-orange body with white, heat-stamped lettering and bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub and a few small paint chips and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering, nice vibrant paint and sharp graphics!
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; small amount of writing on one side; glue residue).
Another view of the box.
A few flaws but the box is clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the side of the box with writing.

A good-looking car in a very presentable box!
6464
(-75)
Rock Island
Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $110 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 plus it has bar-end metal trucks (incorrect earlier style) with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
One very light 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! The car is much nicer than what the photos show.
Photo of the roof.

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!
6464-225 Southern Pacific
Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $225 A black-painted SP boxcar (type IIa) from 1954: has white and yellow rubber-stamped lettering plus metal, bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (missing one small piece of one interior coupler flap; small tears; creases). The box is SOLID: clean, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A gorgeous, prototypical-looking piece of rolling stock in a very, very strong box! Note that the 6464-225 Southern Pacific Boxcar was sold from 1954 to 1956 but the "Middle Classic" box and the magnetic couplers help to date this piece as a 1954 car.

Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read more about 6464-225 Southern Pacific Boxcars.
6464-275 State of Maine
Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $125 Royal-blue boxcar with white-painted center bands and red-painted lower side bands plus rubber stamped lettering. Version from late 1955 with a "Type IIa" body (with side grooves), bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers and multi-block, unpainted ivory doors with red- and blue-painted stripes.
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub plus two of the roof panels have some minor discoloration. It is a very clean car overall with beautiful lettering and nice vibrant paint.
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; one inner flap is not original to this box; tears; creases; scrapes; stains; tape; tape residue; glue residue; amateur repairs; "period" writing). Lots of flaws but the box is fairly square and sturdy -- plus it is the correct ("Middle Classic") box for a 6464-275 from 1955.
Another view of the box.

The box is not great but this colorful, photogenic car is nice.
6464-300 Rutland
Boxcar
E- Yes $110
SOLD
Unpainted yellow body (Type IIa) with dark-green painted roof, ends and lower half of sides. Version from 1955 with: "R" in the first panel, single-block doors and rubber-stamped lettering. Has bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Small chip on one lower step plus some box rub in spots and that's about it for flaws -- it is a very clean car with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering!
Two views of the roof.
Comes with a brand new repro box.
Photo of the box.

A good-looking freight car!
6464-375 Central of Georgia
Boxcar
Ex. Yes $ 85
SOLD
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 maroon & white lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Minor chipping of three roof ribs plus a couple of very light scratches and some discoloration in the silver oval from handling. The car is very clean overall with crisp lettering and sharp graphics!
Two views of the roof.

Nice colorful car.
Two different versions of the 6464-425 New Haven Boxcar:
6464-425 New Haven
Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $ 85 A New Haven boxcar from 1956-57: has a black-painted (type IIb) body with half serif on top right corner of large "N." Has white, heat-stamped lettering and orange multi-block doors plus bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A few muted (but certainly readable) letters on one side plus a couple of small light scuff marks on the roof and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with very strong lettering.
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; minor stains; writing).
Another view of the box.
A solid box: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere.
A third view of the box.

A sharp car in a very strong box!
6464-425 New Haven Boxcar E+ Yes $ 65 NH boxcar from 1957-58: black-painted (type IIb) body with full serif on top right corner of large "N." Has white, heat-stamped lettering and unpainted orange, multi-block doors plus early AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Scratch on one side plus a few light scuffs and that's it for flaws. The car is very clean with nice crisp lettering.
Two views of the roof.

If you have a layout, this prototypical boxcar will add realism to your freight yard or freight train.
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6464-450 Great Northern Boxcar E++/OB Yes $175 A sharp GN boxcar from 1966: has an olive-painted (type IV) body with interior roof ribs plus an orange-painted middle side stripe bordered by upper & lower yellow stripes with yellow & olive-green heat-stamped lettering. Has late AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of light scratches and that's about it for flaws! The car is stunning: very, very clean with crisp lettering, nice vibrant paint and intact decals.
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; tape; writing).
Another view of the box.
A few imperfections but this box is clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus the window is clean and intact! It is also the correct "Window" box for this version of the 6464-450 Great Northern boxcar.
Photo of the window.

A great-looking and very photogenic car in a very presentable box.
6464-475 Boston and Maine
Boxcar
E+ Yes $110 A 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 clean with nice graphics and crisp lettering!
Two views of the roof.

A good-looking car!
6464-500 Timken Boxcar E++/OB Yes $195 An unpainted, light-yellow Timken boxcar: later version from 1969 with a "type IV" body with a ribbed-roof interior, multi-block doors and no built date on the sides. The body has a white-painted middle side band and black lettering. Has bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of small paint chips plus one muted (but readable) letter and that's it for flaws -- the car is sharp: very, very clean with very strong lettering and very nice graphics.
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original ("HAGERSTOWN") box (creases; tears; glue residue; stains). The box is solid: complete, fairly clean, square & sturdy and there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct box for the later version of this car.
Another view of the box.

A good-looking, very colorful, very attractive and very photogenic car in a very strong box!
6464-700 Santa Fe
Boxcar
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E++
Un-run
OB
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Yes $195 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.
Minor box rub in a couple of spots and that's it for flaws! The car is stunning: very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and beautiful lettering!
Two views of the roof.

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

A very, very attractive car and it is in one of the nicest 6464-700 window boxes we have ever seen!
6464-725 New Haven
Boxcar
VG+ Yes $ 60
On
HOLD
NH boxcar: has a painted-orange (type IV) body and unpainted black, multi-block doors. Version from 1964-66 with black, high-gloss, heat-stamped lettering plus late AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some paint chips on the roof & sides plus some dirt on the sides; nothing is cracked or broken and the lettering is gorgeous!
Two views of the roof.

A few imperfections but still a nice car.
6464-900 New York Central
Boxcar
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E+++
Un-run
OB
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Yes $185 A gorgeous jade-green painted NYC boxcar from 1964-65: 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.
A very small amount of box rub and that's it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics!
Two views of the roof.
The car was NEVER USED 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 box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; "period" writing).
Another view of the box.
Some flaws but 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.
Two different versions of the 6465 Sunoco 2-dome Tank Car:
6465 Sunoco
Tank Car
E+/OB Yes $ 45 A silver 2-dome tank car from 1950: has a tri-color rubber-stamped Sunoco herald plus blue rubber-stamped technical data.
Photo of the other side.
Has a Type II frame with "6465" rubber stamped on the bottom (no number on tank sides) plus staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
An "aerial" view.
Some box rub plus the usual light stains associated with silver paint and that's about it for flaws. It is a very, very clean car with nice silver plus crisp lettering and sharp graphics! The frame is rust-free with the "6465" number rubber stamped on the bottom.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (tears; creases; "aged" look). A SOLID box: clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also the correct, (shorter-style allowing the trucks to be turned around) "Middle Classic" box with "6465" printed on every side.
Another view of the box.

A very nice car in a very nice box!
6465 Sunoco
Tank Car
E+/OB Yes $ 30 A very nice 2-dome tank car from 1953-54: version with grayish (dull-silver) paint and "6465" rubber stamped on the bottom of the frame plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A few light scratches and some moisture spots in the paint and that's about it for flaws. It is a very clean car with strong lettering, sharp graphics and nice even silver.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; one end slightly crushed; tape inside). Even with the flaws, this box is decent as it is clean, complete and sturdy. It is also the correct, (shorter) "Middle Classic" box which requires the trucks to be turned around.
Another view of the box.

A nice realistic-looking tank car in a very presentable box! Remember, you can never have too many Sunoco tank cars on your layout.
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6467 "Miscellaneous" Car ======
E++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $ 85
SOLD
A Bulkhead Car from 1956 only that was NEVER USED: red with white, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is completely intact and very, very clean with nice lettering! Has the original truck supports, original stakes and original (intact) bulkhead ends!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (scrape on one end flap, probably from removing a price sticker; writing; small tears; minor creases; scuffs). A solid box: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the nicer end of the box.

A sharp, prototypical piece of rolling stock! Note that Lionel never furnished a load with this one-year-only car.
6468 Baltimore & Ohio
Double-door

Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $ 95 A B & O Automobile boxcar from 1954-55: flat-blue painted with white, heat-stamped lettering; has bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (minor tears; creases; writing). This box is SOLID: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A good-looking, prototypical piece of rolling stock in a very, very strong box!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6468 Baltimore & Ohio Boxcars.
6468-25 New Haven
Automobile Boxcar
E+++/OB Yes $140
SOLD
New Haven double-door boxcar from 1956-57: has an unpainted orange body with black and white lettering plus black doors. Version with full serif on large black "N" with white "H" below. Has bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is completely intact and very, very clean with nice crisp lettering!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; tape inside; glue residue; stains; both end flaps are discolored; "period" writing). Even with the flaws, this box is solid: complete, square & sturdy! It is also the correct "-25" box for the New Haven version of the 6468 boxcar.
Another view of the box.

A nice prototypical-looking car in a very presentable box! The NH is much harder to find than its counterpart -- the blue 6468 B & O double-door boxcar.
6472 Refrigerator Car E++/OB Yes $ 40 A gorgeous, all-original white refrigerator car with black, heat-stamped lettering: variation from 1952 with bar-end trucks and magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! It is sharp: completely intact and very, very clean with nice crisp lettering plus it has a nice rust-free frame!
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original "OPS" box (tears; scrapes; punctures; creases; some dirt; tape inside; glue residue).
Another view of the box.
The box has a few flaws but it is complete, square and sturdy.
Photo of the front of the box showing the "OPS" information.

The 6472 is fairly common -- but not in this condition and not the one from 1952!

The 6472 is the non-operating version of the 3472 milk car. The 6472 Refrigerator Car was made from 1950 to 1953 but the combination of the "OPS" box and the bar-end trucks help to date this car as a 1952 piece.
6475 Pickles Vat Car ======
Load:
E+

Car:
E++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $135 A good-looking Pickle Car that was NEVER USED! Has a tan body with green heat-stamped lettering and a brown painted roof; it is the version from 1960-61 with early AAR trucks and two operating couplers. The vats are yellow with red lettering plus black rubber-stamped simulated staves and hoops.
Photo of the other side.
The vats have the common factory imperfections in the graphics making them look realistic. The lettering is nice overall and all four vats are completely intact.
An "aerial" view.
A small amount of box rub in two of the roof corners and that's about it for flaws on the car! It is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering -- plus all four steps are intact and the frame is rust free!

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; minor scuffs; panel partially separated; glue residue; "period" price stamping).
Another view of the box.
The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct ("Perforated Panel") box for the 1960-61 car.
Photo of the front of the box.

Sharp car in one of the nicest 6475 "Perforated Panel" boxes we have ever had!
(6501) Flatcar with
Jet Boat
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Load:
E++

Car:
E++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $295 A "Jet Motor Boat Transport Car" from 1962-63 that was NEVER USED! Also known as the "Solid Fuel Motor Boat Transport Car," it was catalogued by Lionel as "6501" but no number appears on the car.
Photo of the car and boat.
Red flatcar with white heat-stamped lettering carrying an ORIGINAL Boat with brown deck, white hull and jet nozzle. The flat has middle AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side of the car and boat.
The boat has a little of the usual factory glue residue showing on the hull and that's it for flaws! It is very, very clean with a nice, clear windshield and completely intact!
An "aerial" view showing the top of the boat and the car's decking.
Minimal flaws on the flat -- it is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice, shiny truck rivets plus it has the original cradle and the original elastic tie-down band.
Photo the bottom of the boat.
Has the original instruction sheet #6501-14 (dated 7/62) and the original SEALED packet of sodium bicarbonate pellets!
Photo of the instruction sheet and the packet of pellets.

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

A sharp high-quality car in a very, very nice box!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6501 Jet Motorboat Cars.
6572 Railway Express Agency
Refrigerator Car
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E+++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $225 A gorgeous REA Reefer from 1958-59: it is the harder-to-find early version with a dark-green body plus metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Has dark-gold, heat-stamped lettering, functional "plug" doors and a silver control panel with simulated dials and a sliding cover.
A close-up of the unique control panel and the lettering around it.
It is a very, very clean car with crisp lettering and nice graphics -- plus it was NEVER USED!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; cut on one long side; some dirt).
Another view of the box.
A solid box: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also the correct and harder-to-find, ("Late Classic") box for this version of the 6572.
A third view of the box.

This sharp, prototypical car is the nicest early 6572 reefer we have ever had!
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 $ 30 A small painted lemon-yellow stock car from 1953 with black heat-stamped lettering and bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of small paint chips and that's it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering, vibrant paint and a nice, rust-free frame.
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (tears; creases; minor writing; stains; lots of tape but mostly inside; glue residue). Various flaws but the box is fairly clean, complete, 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 Stock Car was sold from 1950 to 1953 but the shorter (non-"OPS") box, the absence of frame steps and the bar-end trucks all help to date this car as a 1953 item.

The 6656 came in many sets and is a fairly common car -- but not easy to find this nice.
6672 Santa Fe
Refrigerator Car
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E++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $325 The earliest production ATSF reefer from 1954 that was NEVER USED!
Photo of the other side.
Has off-white sides with blue, heat-stamped lettering, brown doors, brown roof & bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers -- and it is the scarce version with three lines of data to the right of the door.
Close-up of the three lines of data.
The simulated refrigeration control panel with sliding metal cover makes the refrigerator car unique among the Lionel box cars.
A close-up of the simulated refrigeration control panel.
The car is sharp: very, very clean with nice lettering. Has the original inspection slip.
Photo of the inspection slip and an "aerial" view of the roof.

File photo showing both the scarce version with three lines of data and the common version.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; writing; creases; tape inside). The box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.

A very, very nice prototypical car in a very strong box! This is the first 6672 Reefer with three lines of data that we have ever had! It is an extremely difficult car to find!
6801 Flatcar with Boat Load:
E+

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $ 95 Flatcar with ORIGINAL (brown) Boat from 1957 only: red flat has white heat-stamped lettering with "6801" on right, mold #6511-2 and metal bar-end trucks with tab couplers. Boat: brown deck and a white hull.
Photo of the other side.
Flat: minimal flaws! It is a sharp car: very, very clean with nice crisp lettering!
An "aerial" view showing the interior of the boat and the car's decking.
Boat: the hull has some very minor discoloration. The boat is very nice overall: very clean with a very clear windshield plus there is very, very little factory glue showing below the deck! Has a repro elastic tie-down band.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; tape residue; glue residue; tape inside; no inserts). A few flaws but the box is fairly clean, square and sturdy. It is also the correct box for this version (metal trucks, brown boat) of the 6801.
Another view of the box.

A good-looking piece in a decent box.

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