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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
2555 Sunoco
1-dome
Tank Car
See Notes Yes $ 75 A professionally-RESTORED single-dome "S.U.N.X." tank car from 1946-48: silver-painted sheet metal body with Sunoco decals plus staple-end trucks with coil couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car was restored using original decals that have yellowed nicely. The car has minimal flaws and is very, very clean with nice shiny silver and decals that are nearly 100% intact!
Two "aerial" views.
The deluxe tank car of its era, it has many features that were eliminated by Lionel on later stripped-down tank cars including a die-cast frame with brakestand, placard holders and air brake plus ladders and wire handrails on the tank.

A realistic-looking and high-quality piece of rolling stock that looks great!
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.
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!
6014 Bosco
Boxcar
E+ Yes $ 35
SOLD
Orange PRR 8 1/2 inch "plugged door" boxcar with black lettering from 1958 only: has the correct chassis with early AAR trucks and two operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws -- it is a clean car with nice lettering.
Photo of the roof.

Only the second orange 6014 Bosco boxcar we have ever had available for sale!
6014 Bosco
Boxcar
E+ Yes $ 30 Red PRR 8 1/2 inch "plugged door" boxcar with white lettering from 1958 only: has the correct chassis with early AAR trucks and two operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A few light scuffs plus rust spots on the frame and that's about it for flaws! The car is sharp: very, very clean with very strong lettering.
Photo of the roof.

Just a nice piece of rolling stock -- one that we don't get in very often.
6014
(-85)
Frisco
Boxcar
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E+
Un-run
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Yes $ 85 Orange Frisco 8 1/2 inch "plugged door" boxcar from 1969 that was NEVER USED: has dark-blue heat-stamped lettering on a "type III" body plus late AAR trucks with one fixed coupler and one operating coupler. Designated by Lionel as "6014-85" but only "6014" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
Some rust on the frame and that's about it for flaws. The body is very, very clean with spectacular lettering!
An "aerial" view.

A good-looking piece of rolling stock that represents one of the last items manufactured by Lionel in the postwar era! Only the second orange Frisco boxcar from 1969 we have ever had -- it is one of the harder-to-find plugged-door boxcars.
6024
(-60)
RCA
Boxcar
VG+ Yes $ 50 The PRR RCA Whirlpool boxcar from 1957-58: this uncatalogued 8 1/2 inch unpainted-red "plugged door" boxcar has white heat-stamped lettering and early AAR trucks with operating couplers. Designated by Lionel as "6024-60" but only "6024" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
Stress mark on one catwalk end plus some light surface scratches on the sides. The car is very, very clean with very strong lettering.
Photo of the roof.

This hard-to-find item was an exclusive component of outfit X-589 -- a promotional set marketed only in 1957.
6025 Gulf
1-dome
Tank Car
E+ Yes $ 45 Orange single-dome tank car from 1958: has early AAR trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of light scratches on one catwalk and that's it for flaws! The car is completely intact plus it is very clean with beautiful lettering and nice Gulf logos!
An "aerial" view.
A hard car to find in nice condition!
6050 Lionel
Savings Bank

Boxcar
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VG
Un-run
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Yes $ 25
SOLD
A "plugged-door" boxcar 1961-only: has an unpainted-white "type I" body with green and red heat-stamped lettering plus a coin slot in the roof; version with built date appearing as "BLT BY / LIONEL" on the sides. Has an incorrect chassis with late AAR trucks with one operating coupler and one fixed coupler. (Should have a chassis with early AAR trucks and two operating couplers.)
Photo of the nicer side.
One side and parts of the roof have yellowed with age; some rust on the frame. The car is completely intact and clean overall with sharp graphics and crisp lettering -- plus it was NEVER USED!
An "aerial" view.

We have not had a 6050 Savings Bank Boxcar in over seven years.
6050 Swift
Boxcar
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E++
Un-run
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Yes $ 75 A red Swift's Premium "plugged-door" boxcar with a "type III" body: has a coin slot in the roof and white heat-stamped lettering. Version from 1963 with late AAR trucks plus one fixed coupler and one operating coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Some light scuffs on the body plus a few small surface rust spots on the frame and that's it for flaws. The car is sharp: all intact and very, very clean with nice, crisp lettering.
An aerial view

A nice-looking car that is not that easy to find. This 6050 is the first "type III" Swift Boxcar we have ever had for sale!
6112 Canister Car E++ Yes $ 20 A blue "LIONEL" short gondola with white lettering from 1958 with early AAR trucks and two operating couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6112-85" but only "6112" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice shiny, rust-free truck rivets.
A view of the inside.
The 6112 blue Gondola was available in both 1957 & 1958 but the axle type indicates 1958 production.

Nice car!
6404Flatcar with Auto Load:
E+

Car:
E++
Yes $175 General-style flatcar from 1960 only with its correct load: an ORIGINAL yellow auto with gray bumpers.
Photo of the other side.
The unpainted black flat has white heat-stamped lettering plus truss rods and arch-bar trucks with fixed couplers. Has a reproduction elastic tie-down band.
An "aerial" view showing the auto's roof and the flat's decking.
The truss rods have a little rust and that's about it for flaws on the flat! It is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice shiny truck rivets!
Photo of the front & back of the auto.
The auto has some surface scratches and a little glue residue on the bottom; it is very clean with a very clear windshield and very clear windows all around plus it is completely intact.

Only the second 6404 flat we have ever had! It is a very scarce item!
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
SOLD
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!
6424 Flatcar with Autos Load:
Ex.

Car:
E++
Yes $160 A RARE "Twin Auto Car" from 1959: black flatcar with white heat-stamped lettering plus two ORIGINAL "premium" automobiles (one red, one white).
Photo of the other side.
Minor paint loss on the flat's metal rack (superstructure) and that's about it for flaws; it is very clean with nice lettering and the superstructure is rust free.
An "aerial" view of the flatcar and the roofs of the autos.
The bumpers on both autos are discolored and the white car has some glue showing. Overall, the autos are very clean and all intact -- and all original!
Photo showing the front and back of both cars.
Why is this a rare car? The flat has late AAR trucks mounted directly on the frame which is a harder variation than the 6424 with metal trucks but more importantly, it was produced using mold #6424-11 and the number "6424" is on the left -- but even more importantly, it has the "6805" slots in the middle of the car but without the 6805 stops!
File Photo of the bottom of the flat showing the 6805 slots and the 6424-11 mold number.

Only the third time we have ever had this version of the 6424 for sale! It is nice, unusual piece -- one that is often overlooked and one that many collectors don't even know about!
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!
6445 Mint Car E+/OB Yes $195 A "FORT KNOX GOLD RESERVE" savings bank car from 1961-63: silver painted body with black heat stamped lettering plus four large windows exposing the load of simulated gold bullion being transported.
Photo of the other side.
Has a coin slot in the roof plus early AAR trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo showing both ends of the car.
Some discoloration and light surface scratches plus the usual box rub on the high spots of the roof; the frame has some rust. The car is very clean overall with nice even silver, crisp lettering and very clear windows!
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; small scrapes; glue residue; price stamping on one end flap).
Another view of the box.
A few flaws but the box is clean, complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the front of the box.

We have not had a 6445 Mint Car in over six years as they are hard to find nice. This one looks good and it's in a very presentable box!
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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6462 New York Central
Gondola
E++/OB Yes $ 30 An unpainted-black NYC gondola (type I) with white lettering: version from 1951-53 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 large original unstained wooden drums.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with strong lettering and a rust-free frame.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing the tuck on one end flap and that end is taped shut; tears; creases; writing; "aged" look). A few flaws but the box is clean, square and sturdy. It is also the correct smaller box for this car allowing the trucks to be turned around inside.
Another view of the box.

The black 6462 NYC gondola was sold from 1949 to 1956 but the lettering, frame type, trucks, couplers (with plain knuckle tops and with black pins) plus the "Middle Classic" box all help to date this car as 1951-1953 production.

A sharp, prototypical-looking freight car with a load that is often missing.
Three different versions of the red 6462 New York Central Gondola:
6462 New York Central
Gondola
E++/OB Yes $ 75
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 very small paint chip on one side and that's about it for flaws! The car is 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 the tuck on one end and that end is taped shut; missing both interior coupler flaps; tears; creases; writing). A few flaws but the box is clean, square and sturdy. It is also the correct box for this version of the red 6462 NYC Gondola.
Another view 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 decent box and with the load that is often missing. Early postwar cars are getting harder and harder to find in collector-quality condition but this one is sharp!
6462
(-75)
New York Central
Gondola
E+ Yes $ 75
SOLD
A painted, blood-red NYC long gondola with white heat-stamped lettering and two lines of weight data: version from early 1954 with the "N" in the second panel and bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6462-75" but only "6462" is on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub in spots and that's about it for flaws. The car is very, very clean with strong lettering and nice vibrant paint! Has the correct load of six stained small barrels.
Photo of the barrels plus a view of the inside of the car.

It is getting harder and harder to find nice PAINTED cars from the early postwar period!
File photo: an example of a blood-red gondola with barrels and a tile-red gondola with drums.
6462 Gondolas are common but not this version which is listed in guidebooks as having a "(distinctly-different true-red" body!
6462
(-125)
New York Central
Gondola
E++/OB Yes $ 50
SOLD
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
(-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!
Two different versions of the 6464-225 Southern Pacific Boxcar:
6464-225 Southern Pacific
Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $195 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.
6464-225 Southern Pacific
Boxcar
See Notes Yes $ 85 A black-painted SP boxcar (type IIa) from 1956: has white and yellow rubber-stamped lettering plus metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Has a small chip on the bottom of one corner (probably from the coupler hitting it) and that's about it for flaws!
Photo of the end with the chip pointed out.
The rest of the car is in E++ condition: very, very clean with nice graphics and beautiful lettering!
Photo of the roof.

The 6464-225 Southern Pacific Boxcar was available from 1954 to 1956 but the trucks (with tab couplers AND silver knuckle pins) help to date this car as a 1956 item.

A good-looking boxcar!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6464-225 SP Boxcars.
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6464-350 M-K-T
Boxcar
E+ Yes $325 Tuscan-red, painted "KATY" boxcar from 1956 only: version with unpainted maroon multi-block doors. Has white heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Has a scratch on one side plus a couple of weak letters and a few surface scuffs and that's about it for flaws. The car is very clean with strong lettering overall and nice vibrant paint!
Photo of the roof.

We do not get many "KATY" boxcars as this one-year-only freight car is not easy to find.
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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Two different versions of the 6464-450 Great Northern Boxcar:
6464-450 Great Northern Boxcar Ex./OB Yes $165 A nice GN boxcar: olive-painted body with an orange-painted middle side strip plus yellow & olive-green heat-stamped lettering and a complete "built date" on the sides. Early version from 1956-57 (type IIb) with metal (bar-end) trucks and tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of scratches and a few muted letters and that's about it for flaws; the car is clean with very strong lettering overall, nice vibrant paint and intact decals!
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box
Grade 8+ original box (tears; creases; some dirt; "aged" look). A solid box: fairly clean, complete, square & sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct "Late Classic" box for this version of the 6464-450 GN boxcar!
Another view of the box.

A very colorful, good-looking car in a very strong box.
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.
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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!
6464-900 New York Central
Boxcar
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E+++
Un-run
OB
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Yes $185
SOLD
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.
Three 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 $ 40 Silver 2-dome tank car from 1955: has a tri-color rubber-stamped Sunoco herald plus blue rubber-stamped technical data.
Photo of the other side.
Version with "6465" on the tank sides plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Close-up of the lettering showing the "6465" on the side.
Some box rub on the high spots plus some light surface scratches and that's about it for flaws. The car is very, very clean with nice graphics and crisp lettering!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (tears; creases; tape inside; tape residue; glue residue). Some flaws but the box is 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.

The 6465 Sunoco Tank Car was sold from 1948 to 1956 but the lettering, frame type, bar-end trucks, couplers (with engraved knuckle tops) and box style all help to date this car as 1953 production.

An uncommon version of the Sunoco tank car!
6465 Sunoco
Tank Car
E+/OB Yes $ 30 A very nice 2-dome tank car from 1953: 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.

The 6465 Sunoco Tank Car was sold from 1948 to 1956 but the frame type, bar-end trucks, couplers (without engraved knuckle tops) and box style all help to date this car as 1953 production.

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
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Yes $110 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.
The car is gorgeous: completely intact and very, very clean with beautiful lettering! Has the original truck supports, original stakes and original (intact) bulkhead ends!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (minor tears; some discoloration; price stamping on one end flap; one end flap is a little wavy). A SOLID box: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

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

Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $ 65
SOLD
A B & O Automobile boxcar from 1953: flat-blue painted with white, heat-stamped lettering; has bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Small chip in one hatch railing on the roof and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing one interior coupler flap and a piece of one inner flap; one end flap -- although original -- is not original to this box; tears; creases; tape inside; glue residue; some flecks of glitter). The box is actually nicer than it sounds as it is fairly clean, square & sturdy.
Another view of the box.

The 6468 B & O Boxcar was sold from 1953 to 1955 but the couplers (with engraved knuckle tops) help to date this car as 1953 production.

The box has some flaws but the car is nice -- a good-looking, prototypical piece of rolling stock!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6468 Baltimore & Ohio Boxcars.
6468-25 New Haven
Automobile Boxcar
E++ Yes $ 95
SOLD
New Haven double-door boxcar from 1956: has an unpainted orange body with black and white lettering plus black doors. Version with half 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.

Just a sharp prototypical-looking car! 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.
(6501) Flatcar with
Jet Boat
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Load:
E++

Car:
E++
Un-run
OB
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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.
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!
Two different versions of the 6656 Stock Car:
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.
6656 Stock Car E+ Yes $ 25 A lemon-yellow stock car with black lettering from 1950-51: has staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
One small scuff on the roof plus some minor paint chips 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.

The 6656 came in many sets and is a fairly common car but they are not that easy to find nice.
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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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