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Freight Cars

This Web Page Last Updated: September 11, 2022

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

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

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

A good-looking, prototypical freight car -- perfect for a layout with a coaling operation.
X2454 Pennsylvania
Boxcar
E++ Yes $295
On
HOLD
A very scarce item: the X2454 (NOT X6454) orange PENNSYLVANIA (NOT "BABY RUTH") Merchandise Car from 1946 only. Version with brown painted metal doors. Has frame steps and staple-end trucks with "flying-shoe" coil couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minor paint loss in two corners and that's it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with beautiful lettering, nice vibrant paint and intact steps! In addition, the "Flying Shoe" mechanisms are completely intact and the couplers work!
Photo of the roof.

We have not had a 2454 Pennsylvania Boxcar in over eight years! If you like nice early postwar or if you like the unusual, this good-looking car is certainly that and more.
2456 Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E+/OB Yes $110 Black LV short hopper from 1948 only: has corner braces and two lines of weight data plus staple-end trucks with coil couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A scratch on one side and a small rib chip on the other side and that's about it for flaws in the body. Small amount of rust on one truck and some cleaned-up rust on the metal steps. Overall, the car is very clean with very strong lettering.
Two views of the inside.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; tape; "period" writing).
Another view of the box.
Has the insert (liner) and this box is solid: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- it is not an easy box to find!
Photo of the box insert.

The 2456 came in "O" gauge sets in 1948 and the car is somewhat scarce these days -- especially in collector-quality condition. This one is a nice, clean, realistic-looking car! The 2456 is much harder to find than the black 6456 LV hopper that came in "027" sets in that same year.
X2458 Pennsylvania
Automobile Boxcar
E+++/OB Yes $185 A brown-painted, metal, double-door P.R.R. boxcar with white lettering. Version from 1947-48 with no rivet below the "8" in "X2458" and without steps on the frame. The trim items include a brakewheel, black metal ladders on each side, a metal underframe sill and a plastic simulated air reservoir tank underneath. The car has staple-end trucks with coil couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Just gorgeous! It is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and beautiful lettering!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; creases; lots of tape; glue residue; "aged" look; no coupler inserts). Even with the flaws, this box is very presentable as it is fairly clean & square plus it has both end flaps and all four interior flaps!
Another view of the box.

A sharp car: one of the nicest ones we have ever seen! Finding a nicer box is doable; finding a nicer 2458 than this high-quality piece will be very, very tough. Essentially a prewar carryover design, this nicely-detailed boxcar, with its embossed rivets & seams and die-cast ends & doors, is one of the most prototypical-looking items made in the postwar era! The 2458 is getting more and more difficult to find in collector-quality condition as are all of the early postwar items.
(2555) Sunoco
1-dome
Tank Car
E+/OB Yes $195 A sharp single-dome Sunoco tank car from 1946-48: silver-painted sheet metal body with Sunoco decals plus staple-end trucks with coil couplers. Scarce version with no number on the tank and "2555" rubber stamped on the frame.
Photo of the other side.
Minor flaws: one scratch, a few moisture spots, some box rub and a little bowing of the frame; this car is very clean with all original 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.
Photo of the numbering on the frame underside.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; scrapes; some dirt; tape inside; "aged" look).
Another view of the box.
Has the INSERT and this box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square & sturdy.
Photo of the box insert.

File photo showing the hard-to-find version and the common version with "2555" on the sides.
Only the second time we have had this variation of the 2555 Tank Car! It is a realistic-looking piece of rolling stock that is very, very hard to find this nice -- plus it comes in a very presentable box!
3460 Flatcar with Trailers Load:
See Notes

Car:
VG+
Yes $ 60
SOLD
Red flatcar from 1955-57 with green "FRUEHAUF" vans. Flat has white heat-stamped lettering and bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Vans: one van has most of the side markers (essentially a dab of red paint) rubbed off and has repro pony wheels (metal simulated set of front wheels); both have reproduction roofs and reproduction "FRUEHAUF" deals that are chipped. Overall, both vans are still very presentable as they are clean with nice original signs on the sides!
Close-up of the front of the vans.
Car: a few chipped ribs on the sides plus the metal rack has a few paint chips; overall the car is still nice as it is rust free and very clean with strong lettering.
Close-up of the back of the vans.
Not an easy piece to find and hence, we have had very few of these cars over the years!
An "aerial" view of the car and the roofs of the vans.

Note: this item only came unboxed with the 460 "Piggy Back Accessory Set" and was never available as a separate sale item. Therefore, no original component box exists for the 3460 Flat with Vans.
3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar E+/OB Yes $110 A red, white and blue "Bangor & Aroostook" boxcar from 1956: version with a royal-blue body and "3494275" on the sides plus bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A little discoloration in the red paint on two of the panels on one side plus some of the white letters are not as white as when new. The car is very clean overall with nice vibrant paint plus it has the correct original man with painted face and hands and the mechanism works perfectly!
An "aerial" view.

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

A very colorful and good-looking car in a very presentable box!
6014 Chun King Boxcar ======
E++
Un-run
======
Yes $225 Take a ride on the ORIENT EXPRESS with this RARE, uncatalogued 8 1/2 inch PRR CHUN KING "plugged door" boxcar. Has an unpainted red body with white rubber-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of light surface scratches and a couple of muted letters and that's it for flaws! The body of the car is completely intact and very, very clean with lettering that is actually readable! The chassis is also very, very clean with a nice rust-free frame -- plus the car was NEVER USED!
Photo of the roof.
It is by far the nicest Chun King boxcar we have ever seen! Most of the Chun King boxcars in the marketplace have lettering that is barely readable or completely unreadable.

Note that Lionel never made a component box for the Chun King boxcar. It was an exclusive component of outfit X-150, a rare promotional set available in 1956. Only the third 6014 CHUN KING boxcar we have ever had! It is a tough piece to find in any condition!
6015 Sunoco
Tank Car
E+ Yes $ 40 Single-dome tank car from 1954-55: has an unpainted yellow body with a two-color Sunoco logo plus black, rubber-stamped lettering. Has a metal frame and bar-end metal trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very clean with nice lettering and sharp graphics -- plus the body is completely intact with no cracks!
An "aerial" view.

Check your collection; guidebooks list the value of this piece as if it is a "common" car. However, it does not show up in collector-quality condition very often these days.
Two different versions of the 6025 Gulf 1-dome Tank Car:
6025 Gulf
Tank Car
E++/OB Yes $135 Unpainted black single-dome tank car with white lettering from 1956-57: version with the logo having "GULF" in navy over white on a red-orange background. Has metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Gorgeous car: very, very clean with nice lettering and sharp graphics! All intact -- no cracks or missing plastic! The frame is also very clean and rust-free.
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; tape inside; glue residue). It is a solid box: clean, complete, square and sturdy
Another view of the box.

A sharp, prototypical freight car in a very presentable box. These single-dome tank cars are getting harder and harder to find -- especially in nice shape! Check your collection -- there's a good chance that you have this tank car but the box is a very RARE item -- only the second 6025 box we have ever seen!
6025 Gulf
1-dome
Tank Car
E++ Yes $ 60 Orange single-dome tank car from 1958: has early AAR trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is completely intact and very, very clean with beautiful lettering and nice Gulf logos!
Two "aerial" views.

A hard car to find in nice condition!
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6045 Cities Service
Tank Car
======
E+
Un-run
======
Yes $175 A green 2-dome tank car from 1960-61 that was NEVER USED: has white lettering plus arch-bar trucks with fixed couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub on the high spots and catwalk edges plus some minor paint loss on the frame. That's it for flaws! It is a sharp car: very, very clean with superb lettering -- and all intact with no cracks or missing plastic! Has a very nice, rust-free frame.
Two "aerial" views.

Only the second 6045 Cities Service tank car we have ever had! These tank cars were once easy to find as they were ignored by collectors for a long time; now they rarely show up in collector quality condition! We have not had a 6045 Cities Service tank car for sale in years as it is much harder to find than the 6465 Cities Service tank car. The 6045 was only included in sets and an individual component box for this item does not exist. This uncatalogued tank car was never on track and it is nice!
6045 Lionel Lines
Tank Car
E+ Yes $110
SOLD
A very, very unusual 2-dome tank car from 1960 only: has a gray body with blue lettering plus arch-bar trucks with fixed couplers. It was assigned an inventory number of "6045-25" by Lionel but only "6045" is on the car.
Photo of the other side.
Has a small spot on one side that is discolored (possibly a factory defect) and that's about it for flaws! It is a sharp car: very, very clean with nice lettering -- and all intact with no cracks or missing plastic!
Two "aerial" views.

Check your collection -- this car was not available for separate sale; it came in seventeen uncatalogued promotional sets in 1960 but the car does not show up collector-quality condition very often. It is not easy to find -- especially with catwalks that are not chipped! This the first gray 6045 Lionel Lines tank car we have ever had for sale! Note that an individual component box for this item does not exist.
6162-60 Alaska Railroad
Gondola
Load:
E+

Car:
E++
Yes $135 A colorful ALASKA long gondola from 1959 only: has an unpainted yellow body with blue lettering and early AAR trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Has the correct load: three ORIGINAL red canisters with white lettering.
A close-up of the lettering on the canisters.
Car: minimal flaws; it is very clean with crisp lettering and nice shiny truck rivets. Load: the canisters have a few rub marks and light surface scratches but they are clean overall and completely intact -- no cracks and nothing is broken!
A photo of the tops of the canisters and an "aerial" view of the car.

A sharp-looking, photogenic car!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6162-60 Alaska Gondolas.
6315 Gulf Chemical
Tank Car
E+++/OB Yes $175 A burnt-orange tank car from 1956-58: the ends and middle band are black; the dome platform and ladders are metal and the tank is mounted on a black plastic frame with bar-end metal trucks and tab couplers. Version with a flat finish on the broad orange bands.
Photo of the other side.
Usual tarnishing of the railings and that's it for flaws!
Close-up of some of the lettering on one side.
This prototypical-looking car is gorgeous: completely intact and very, very clean with beautiful lettering and nice vibrant paint. It is much nicer than what the photos show!
Two "aerial" views.

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

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

Our Archives Page has more information about 6315 Tank Cars.
6315
(-60)
Chemical
Tank Car
E+++/OB Yes $125 Unpainted-orange "LIONEL LINES" Tank Car from 1964: has black lettering plus late AAR trucks with two operating couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6315-60" but only "6315" appears on the car.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is sharp: all intact and very, very clean with nice lettering.
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (one end flap is faded; tears; creases; minor scuffs).
Another view of the box.
The box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the front of the box.

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

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

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

Still thinking about this car? A recent Kalmbach Books (Classic Toy Trains) publication just listed the 6346 as one of the TOP 100 postwar Lionel collectible items! See page 93 of the book "Collectible Lionel Classics" for author Roger Carp's depiction of the Alcoa Car's provenance including its design, development and history.
6352-1 Union Pacific
Ice Car
(with station)
===> ===> ===> If you are looking for an accessory that works with a piece of rolling stock, we have an Icing Station with the UP "Pacific Fruit Express" Ice Car for sale.
Click here to go to our Accessories Page to read about a very nice, boxed 352 operating Ice Depot Set.
6376 Circus Car E+++/OB Yes $165 Large, 2-level "LIONEL LINES" stock car from 1956-57: has an unpainted off-white body with red heat-stamped lettering and a red-painted catwalk plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The car is gorgeous: very, very clean car with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint.
An "aerial" view.

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

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

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

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

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

Car:
E++
Un-run

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

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

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

We seldom come across the inside packaging -- it is an interesting piece to have on display!
6424 Flatcar with Autos Load:
E++

Car:
E+++
OB
Yes $125 A "Twin Auto Car:" black flatcar from 1958-59 with original "premium" automobiles (one red, one white). The flat has early AAR trucks mounted directly on the frame (mold #6511-2) and "6424" on left.
Photo of the other side.
The autos are all intact and very clean!
Photo showing the front and back of both cars.
Very, very clean car with clean, crisp lettering and nice shiny rivets plus a rust-free superstructure (black metal rack).
An "aerial" view of the flatcar and the roofs of the autos.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; tape inside; mildly distorted). A few flaws but this box is clean, fairly square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

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

A sharp, prototypical-looking boxcar that does not show up very often.
X6454 Southern Pacific
Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $125 Reddish-brown painted (9 1/4 inch) SP boxcar: version from early 1952 with plastic doors and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
This car is sharp: very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; a few stains; creases; minor writing; tape inside). A solid box: clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also a rather difficult box to find.
Another view of the box.

A prototypical-looking car in very nice condition and it's in one of the nicest 6454 SP boxes we have ever had! The SP is also one of the harder cars from the "X6454 Series" to find.
6456 Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E++/OB Yes $ 45 Maroon-painted LV short hopper from 1952-53: has white heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
One paint chip on one inside wall plus a little box rub in spots and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering!
Two views of the inside.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; tape inside; scrapes; minor stains). The box is solid: 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 but with bar-end trucks and magnetic couplers (without engraved knuckle tops) all help to date this car as 1952-53 production. It is the correct car for a 1952 set or a 1953 separate sale item.

A very nice, prototypical-looking freight car in a very presentable box!
6462
(-500)
New York Central
Gondola
Load:
Ranges
from
E- to
E+

Car:
E+++
Yes $175 The pastel-pink, painted NYC long gondola from the GIRLS' SET: the body has blue, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers -- and the gondola is ORIGINAL!!! Has the correct original load: four white canisters with black lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is gorgeous -- very, very clean with crisp lettering and vibrant paint!
An "aerial" view of the car and the tops of the canisters.
Some scratches on one canister and some very minor blemishes on all four but overall they are very presentable: nothing is cracked or broken on any of them -- and the lettering is very strong on all four.
Close-up of the lettered side of the canisters.

The gondola from the Girls' Set is not an easy car to find! Available only in 1957 & 1958, it is one of the most interesting gondolas produced by Lionel in the postwar era and has become one of the most sought-after items by collectors. We have only had one other Girls' Gondola for sale and that was over seven years ago!
6464
(-25)
Great Northern
Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $145 Flat orange G.N. boxcar with white, heat-stamped lettering from 1953: has bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6464-25" but only "6464" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of paint chips on the roof and a few faint letters around the GN herald on one side and that's it for flaws! It is very, very clean with strong lettering overall!
An "aerial" view of the car.

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

The 6464 Great Northern Boxcar was sold in 1953 and in 1954 but the couplers (without engraved knuckle tops) help to date this car as 1953 production.

A sharp car in a very strong box!
6464
(-75)
Rock Island
Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $160 A sharp R.I. boxcar from 1969: later (type IV) version with ribbed-roof interior, multi-block doors and no built date on the sides. The car is green with gold heat-stamped lettering. Catalogued by Lionel as "6464-75" but only "6464" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
One very, very light surface scratch on one side and that's it for flaws on the body! The car is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and with lettering that just sparkles!
Photo of the roof.
Has the correct (and unique) 1969 bronze-colored frame with bar-end metal trucks with bronze truck plates plus tab couplers
Photo of the undercarriage.

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

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

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

A sharp car in the correct "Late Classic" box for this version of the 6464-150! Both the car and the box will be an upgrade for most collectors.
6464-225 Southern Pacific
Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $175 A nice 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 all intact and very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics.
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; tape inside; scrape; "aged" look). Some imperfections but the box is clean, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just a gorgeous car in a very nice box!
6464-725 New Haven
Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $ 95 A good-looking NH boxcar: has a painted-orange (type IV) body and unpainted black, multi-block doors. Version from 1964-65 with black, heat-stamped lettering plus late AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A little discoloration in one roof panel and that's about it for flaws! The car is clean with vibrant paint and nice lettering!
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; writing; tape inside; glue residue). Some imperfections but the box is clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.
Note that this is the correct box for the orange 6464-725 New Haven boxcar as Lionel had erroneously printed all boxes as "6464-735" for this car and never corrected the mistake.

A nice-looking boxcar -- and in a very presentable box!
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 1963 that was NEVER USED!: has a type IV body with interior roof ribs, white heat-stamped lettering, jade-green multi-block doors and late AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minor box rub on one of the doors and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics!
Photo of the roof.

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

One of the nicest 6464-900 boxcars we have ever had -- and it comes in a very strong box!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6464-900 NYC Boxcars.
6465
(-85)
Lionel Lines
Tank Car
See Notes Yes $ 60 Black 2-dome tank car with white lettering from the Alaskan Set sold in 1959: catalogued by Lionel as "6465-85" but only "6465" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
Incorrect chassis (has late AAR trucks with one operating coupler and one fixed coupler).
Two "aerial" views.
Has a small amount of rust on the frame plus a tiny chip in the catwalk on one side. The car is very clean overall with gorgeous lettering! It is also not an easy car to find.

Our Archives Page has more information on 6465 Lionel Lines Tank Cars.
6468 (X) ==============
Baltimore & Ohio
Double-door

Boxcar
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E+/OB Yes $450 The Tuscan version of the B & O Automobile boxcar from 1955 only: has white, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6468X" but only "6468" appears on the car.
Photo of the other side.
The roof has a small factory paint blemish and some minor paint chips; minimal flaws on the sides! The car is sharp: very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and beautiful lettering!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; scuffs; tape inside; glue residue). A few imperfections but the box is clean, square & sturdy! It is also the correct "X" box for the Tuscan version of this car.
Another view of the box.

The 6468X Tuscan Boxcar was an occasional component of only one set -- outfit #1535W from 1955. It is a good-looking boxcar and a rather scarce piece.
Our Archives Page has more information on 6468 Baltimore & Ohio Boxcars.

Still thinking about this car? A recent Kalmbach Books (Classic Toy Trains) publication just listed the 6468 as one of the TOP 100 postwar Lionel collectible items! See page 63 of the book "Collectible Lionel Classics" for author Roger Carp's depiction of the 6468's provenance including its design, development and history -- and the mystery surrounding the Tuscan version.
6468-25 New Haven
Double-door

Automobile Boxcar
E+++/OB Yes $175 New Haven double-door boxcar from 1957-58: unpainted dark-orange body with black and white lettering and with 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 very, very clean with gorgeous lettering!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ (correct "-25") original box -- (tears; tape inside; glue residue; creases; writing).
Another view of the box.
Overall this somewhat hard-to-find box is solid -- clean, complete, square and sturdy!
A third view of the box.

A nice prototypical-looking car in a very presentable box!
6472 Refrigerator Car E++ Yes $ 25 All-original off-white refrigerator car with black, heat-stamped lettering: variation from 1950 -- the frame has corner steps plus staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The frame has some scratches, rust and paint loss. (Can only be seen by turning the car upside down).
Photo showing the frame underside.
The body of the car is gorgeous -- very, very clean car with beautiful lettering! The doors and door frames are original and they are an exact color match to the car body!
Photo of the roof.

The 6472 is the non-operating version of the 3472 milk car. Note that the 1950 version of this car is much harder to find than the later 6472 reefers that came without frame steps.
6473 Horse Transport Car E++ Yes $ 55
SOLD
A stock car with "bobbing horse heads" from 1964-65: also known as the Rodeo Car, this one is the deep yellow (or cadmium yellow) version with red lettering. Has late AAR trucks with one fixed coupler and one operating coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Sharp car: very, very clean with gorgeous lettering!
An "aerial" view.

Excluding truck and coupler combinations, there are four main versions of the Rodeo Car that usually came unboxed in sets: DARK yellow with RED lettering (most common), LIGHT (lemon) yellow with RED lettering, DARK yellow with MAROON lettering and LIGHT yellow with MAROON lettering (hardest to find). In addition, a fifth version (this one -- with a deep or cadmium yellow body and red letters) came boxed.
Two different versions of the 6476 Lehigh Valley Hopper:
6476
(-25)
Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E+/OB Yes $ 75 A good-looking un-painted red LV short hopper from 1961: has white heat-stamped lettering on a "Type VI body" plus early AAR trucks with two operating couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6476-25" but only "6476" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of light scratches on one side and that's about it for flaws. The car is very, very clean with very nice, crisp lettering!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; scuffs; tape). A few imperfections but the box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is a box that many collectors have never seen plus it is the correct box for the 6476 LV Hopper from 1961!
Another view of the box.

The red 6476 "Type VI" hopper was sold from 1959 to 1963 but the "Picture" box and the early AAR trucks help to date this car as a 1961 item.

A fairly common hopper but in a very, very rare box! This is the first boxed red 6476 LV hopper from 1961 we have ever offered for sale! If you like unusual items in your collection, consider this piece.
6476
(-85)
Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E+/OB Yes $125 A good-looking, un-painted black LV short hopper from 1957: has white heat-stamped lettering on a "Type V body" plus metal, bar-end trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Has a few rub marks and that's about it for flaws. It is all intact and very, very clean with nice lettering!
Two "aerial" views.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tiny tears; scuffs; tape inside). The box is clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is a box that many collectors have never seen plus it is the correct box for the 6476 LV Hopper from 1957!
Another view of the box.

A scarce hopper in a very rare box! This is the first black 6476 LV hopper from 1957 we have ever offered for sale and it's in the nicest 6476-85 box we have ever had! If you like unusual items in your collection, consider this piece.
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6477 "Miscellaneous" Car
with Pipes
Load:
E/E+

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

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

We have had very few 6477s in collector-quality condition over the years! It is a great prototypical piece of rolling stock and it is in a very presentable box!
(6501) Flatcar with
Jet Boat
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Load:
E++

Car:
E+++
Un-run
OB
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Yes $325 A "Jet Motor Boat Transport Car" from 1962-63 that was NEVER USED! Also known as the "Solid Fuel Motor Boat Transport Car." Catalogued by Lionel as "6501" but no number appears on the car.
Photo of the left side of the flat 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. The elastic tie-down band is a repro.
Photo of the other side of the flat and boat.
Boat has a very small amount of the common factory glue residue showing on the hull and that's it for flaws! It is nice: very, very clean and all intact -- plus the hull has very little discoloration!
An "aerial" view of the flat and the boat.
Minimal flaws on the flat! It is gorgeous: very, very clean with crisp lettering!
Photo of the instruction sheet and the packet of pellets.
Has the original instruction sheet #6501-14 (dated 7/62) and the original 6501-17 SEALED packet of sodium bicarbonate pellets!

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (tears; tape; scuffs; creases; price sticker residue; "period" writing). Even with the imperfections, this box is solid as it is clean, complete, square & sturdy!
Another view of the box.

A sharp car in a decent box! This 6501 is one of the nicest ones we have ever had!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6501 Jet Motorboat Cars.
6511 Flatcar
with Pipes
Load:
E/E+

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A gorgeous, all-original piece with the correct "-75" box!

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

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

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