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This Web Page Last Updated: January 22, 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++/OB Yes $ 55 A sharp 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.
Minimal flaws! The car is all intact and very, very clean with nice lettering!

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

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original "Art Deco" box (tears; creases; tape residue; glue residue; tape inside; scrape; "dig" marks; no insert).
Another view of the box.
A few flaws but this hard-to-find box is fairly clean, square and sturdy! It is also the correct box (with "X" stamped on the end flaps) for this version of the 2452 gondola.

A good-looking, prototypical freight car -- perfect for a layout with a coaling operation.
3370 ===============
Western & Atlantic

Animated
Stock Car
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See Notes Yes $ 60 Operating Sheriff & Outlaw ("WELLS FARGO") stock car from 1961-64: has a dark-green body with yellow heat-stamped lettering plus early AAR trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo showing the Outlaw taking aim.
The outlaw has had a rough life with significant paint loss. It is safe to say that he should look for a new line of work. The sheriff has fared much better with only some paint loss on his back and hat.
Photo of the other side showing the Sheriff returning fire.
The car itself is graded at E++ as it is very, very clean with sharp lettering and a nice rust-free frame -- plus the mechanism works perfectly!
An "aerial" view.

One of the most interesting cars ever made by Lionel -- attractive, action packed and generally, problem free. If you like the "Old West" or if your layout has a western theme, this car will be a great addition to your collection.
Our Archives Page: more on 3370 Sheriff & Outlaw Cars.
3484-25 A. T. & S. F.
Operating Boxcar
E+++/OB Yes $275
SOLD
Here's a VERY UNUSUAL item: an orange-painted Santa Fe operating boxcar but it's the VERSION from 1956 with a type IIb body, white heat-stamped lettering and single-block doors plus bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub on the doors and that's about it for flaws! It is a very, very clean car with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint! Has the correct original man (with painted face & hands) plus the plunger mechanism works perfectly.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (missing both interior coupler flaps; creases; minor tears; some stains). A few flaws but the box is fairly clean, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.
It is also the correct "Late Classic" box for this car! (The box only has the number on the end flaps and not on all four sides plus it does not have S.F. on the end flaps.)
File photo showing the RARE 3484 "Late Classic" box & the common "Middle Classic" 3484 Box.

A sharp and somewhat rare car in a very obscure box! It's an item most collectors don't even know about and it's only the third 1956 version of the 3484-25 that we have ever had!
3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar E+/OB Yes $110 A red, white and blue "Bangor & Aroostook" boxcar from 1956: version with a royal-blue body and "3494275" on the sides plus bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A little discoloration in the red paint on two of the panels on one side plus some of the white letters are not as white as when new. The car is very clean overall with nice vibrant paint plus it has the correct original man with painted face and hands and the mechanism works perfectly!
An "aerial" view.

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

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

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

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

Note that this car represents the only instance of the Soo Line road name being used by Lionel in the postwar era as there is no "6464" counterpart. We have had very few Soo Line boxcars over the years; it is a scarce piece that is rather difficult to find in nice shape -- it is usually one of the last boxcars (along with the Monon) that a collector will acquire to complete the "operating boxcar series."
Our Archives Page: more information on 3494-625 Soo Line Boxcars.
3672 Bosco Car Car:
E++

Stand:
VG
Yes $295 The Corn Products operating "Bosco" car from 1959-60: has bar-end, metal trucks with one tab coupler and one magnetic coupler.
Photo of the car.
This large "O-gauge" unpainted-yellow reefer has brown heat-stamped lettering plus a brown roof and brown doors.
Photo of the other side of the car.
One small paint chip on the edge of the roof and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with beautiful lettering, gorgeous decals and a nice rust-free frame.
Photo of the car's roof.
Comes with the seven (7) original, correct, non-magnetized yellow syrup cans with the "BOSCO" lettering virtually 100% intact! Car works perfectly!
Photo of the BOSCO Cans.
Has the correct, unique, original stand (platform) which is painted brown and dark yellow.
Photo of the platform.
Usual tarnishing of the platform's metal tray plus some paint chips, stains and scratches. It is clean overall with nice vibrant paint. Even with the flaws, it is one of the better ones we have ever had!
Photo of the back of the platform.

A sharp, photogenic, "action" car that we rarely have available!
Our Archives Page: more information on 3672 Bosco Cars.
(6151) Flatcar with
Range Patrol Truck
Load:
E+++

Car:
E+
OB
Yes $195
SOLD
Metal flatcar with ORIGINAL black & white Range Patrol Truck from 1958 only: version with yellowish-cream frame. Has black, rubber-stamped lettering plus early AAR trucks with operating couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6151" but no number appears on the car!
Photo of the other side.
Load: the plastic "LIONEL RANCH" truck is very, very clean with crisp lettering and it is completely intact. Has a reproduction elastic tie-down band.
Photo showing an "aerial" view of the truck and the flat's decking.
Flat: two factory paint blemishes on the bottom of one side plus some touch-up on the steps and that's about it for flaws! The car is rust free and very, very clean with gorgeous lettering, nice vibrant paint plus nice shiny truck rivets!
Close-up of the truck.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9 original box (glue residue inside; minor discoloration spots). The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It is the nicest 6151 box we have ever had!
Another view of the box.

The 6151 is an interesting piece of rolling stock that would fit a western theme on a layout. We have not had a 6151 in over two years! This one is sharp -- and it comes in a spectacular box!
Our Archives Page: more information on 6151 Range Patrol Cars.
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 dark-blue (almost black) 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: very clean with crisp lettering and nice shiny truck rivets. Load: the canisters are very clean with strong lettering 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 $110 A burnt-orange tank car from 1957-58: 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 semi-gloss finish on the broad orange bands.
Photo of the other side.
Minor rust on the platform and ladders plus the usual tarnishing of the railings and that's about it for flaws! This prototypical-looking car is completely intact and very clean with very strong lettering and nice vibrant paint. It is much nicer than what the photos show!
An "aerial" view.

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

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; creases; stains; "aged" look; "period" price stampings).
Another view of the box.
A few flaws but the box is complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It will protect the car in shipment and in storage.
A third view of the box.

A good-looking piece of prototypical-looking rolling stock!

Our Archives Page has more information about 6315 Tank Cars.
6356 New York Central
Stock Car
E+++/OB Yes $ 95
SOLD
A large, 2-level NYC stock car from 1954: has a painted yellow body with black lettering and bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers. Version with heat-stamped lettering and small "BUILT BY / LIONEL" on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
The car is stunning: very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; "aged" look). A solid box: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A very nice, photogenic and prototypical-looking piece of rolling stock in a very presentable box!
6376 Circus Car E++/OB Yes $125
SOLD
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.
Minor box rub on the catwalk and that's about it for flaws! It is a very, very clean car with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; tape inside; glue residue; "period" writing & price stamping). A solid box: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.

A good looking car in a very presentable box! We have had very few Circus Cars in collector-quality condition for sale and the last one was over three years ago!
6414 Evans
Auto Loader
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Load:
E+

Car:
E++
Un-run

OB
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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!
6415 Sunoco
Tank Car
E+ Yes $ 45 A silver, 3-dome tank car from 1964-66: has blue lettering plus a black brakestand and late AAR trucks with operating couplers. Version with five lines of data plus "6415" and "6600 GALS." on tank sides.
Photo of the other side.
Common tarnishing of the railing and that's about it for flaws. The car is very clean with nice even silver, crisp lettering and beautiful graphics! Nothing is cracked or broken: the overflow pipes and the steps on the frame are completely intact.
Two "aerial" views.

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

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

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

A sharp-looking freight car -- one of the nicest early-version Rutland boxcars we have ever had!
6464-350 M-K-T
Boxcar
E+++/OB Yes $495 A stunning Tuscan-painted "KATY" boxcar from 1956 only: version with unpainted cherry multi-block doors. Has white heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The car is very, very clean with spectacular lettering and nice vibrant paint! It is the nicest "KATY" boxcar we have ever had!
Photos of the roof.

Photo of the box
Grade 7+ original box (one section is faded; stains; tears; creases; writing). The box is solid: complete, fairly clean, square & sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A very high-quality car -- one that will represent an upgrade for many, many collectors! We do not get many "KATY" boxcars as this one-year-only freight car is not easy to find -- and the box is very, very difficult to find!
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!
6464-400 Baltimore & Ohio
Boxcar
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E+++
Un-run
OB
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Yes $195
SOLD
A sharp B & O Time-Saver boxcar that was NEVER USED! Version from 1969: a type IV with no "built date" information. Has an unpainted dark-blue body with a painted orange center band and a painted silver roof plus metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is gorgeous: very, very clean with sharp graphics, crisp lettering and nice, vibrant silver paint on the roof!
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9+ original (Hillside) box (minor stains). The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A very nice, photogenic car in a brick-like box!
6464-525 Minneapolis
& St. Louis

Boxcar
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E+
Un-run
OB
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Yes $125 An M & St L boxcar from 1964-65 that was NEVER USED! Has a red-painted (type IV) body with white, heat-stamped lettering & red-painted multi-block doors plus AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Striping on one side is incomplete and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with beautiful vibrant paint and nice lettering!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scuffs; tape inside; glue residue; scrape from removing a price sticker).
Another view of the box.
A few flaws but the box is clean, complete, square and sturdy. It is also the correct box for this version of the M & St L boxcar.

A good-looking piece of rolling stock in a very presentable 6464-525 "Picture" box!
6464-700 Santa Fe
Boxcar
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E+++
Un-run
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Yes $175 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.
Some insignificant box rub and that's it for flaws! The car is stunning: very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and beautiful lettering!
Photo of the roof.
Comes with a nice reproduction box.
Photo of the box.

Just a gorgeous car! It will be hard to find a nicer 6464-700.
Our Archives Page: more on 6464-700 Santa Fe Boxcars.
6464-900 New York Central
Boxcar
E+++/OB Yes $185
SOLD
A jade-green painted NYC boxcar from 1964: has a type IV body with interior roof ribs, white heat-stamped lettering, jade-green multi-block doors and middle AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Just stunning: very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; scuffs; "period" writing).
Another view of the box.
The box is clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct (dark-orange) box for this version of the 6464-900 NYC boxcar!
Photo of the front of the box.

One of the nicest 6464-900 NYC boxcars we have ever had! It is a beautiful, photogenic boxcar with a very presentable box!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6464-900 NYC Boxcars.
6465 (-110) Cities Service
Tank Car
E+/OB Yes $125 A green-painted "CSOX" 2-dome tank car with white rubber-stamped lettering from 1960: has early AAR trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A little box rub on the tank and minor paint loss on the frame and that's about it for flaws! It is very clean with nice lettering -- plus it is all intact with no cracks or missing plastic!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; scrapes; scuffs; tape inside).
Another view of the box.
The box is clean, complete, square & sturdy! It is also the correct "6465-110" box for the Cities Service Tank Car! The 6465 Cities Service Tank Car was sold from 1960 to 1962 but the truck & coupler style plus the "Perforated Panel" box help to date this piece as a 1960 item!
Photo of the front of the box.

Cities Service tank cars in collector-quality condition are not that easy to find anymore and the box rarely shows up as most of the Cities Service tank cars came unboxed in sets. This car is nice and it's in the nicest 6465-110 box we have ever had!

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

Boxcar
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Ex./OB Yes $375 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.
A few small paint chips on the roof plus some rust spots on the door guides. That's about it for flaws -- it is a sharp car: 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; glue residue; one end flap has an "aged" look). A few flaws but the box is clean, square & sturdy! It is also the correct "X" box for the Tuscan version of this car and it's one of the nicest 6468X boxes we have ever had!
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.
6473 Horse Transport Car E+++ Yes $ 55 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.
Absolutely spectacular: 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).
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!
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!
6672 Santa Fe
Refrigerator Car
Ex. Yes $ 65 The SFRD ("Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch") reefer in 1:48 scale from 1954: has pure-white sides with brown doors and a brown roof plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers. Version with blue lettering & two lines of lettering to the right of the door on each side.
Photo of the other side.
The simulated refrigeration control panel with sliding metal cover makes the refrigerator car unique among the Lionel box cars.
A close-up of the simulated refrigeration control panel and nearby lettering.
The "f" in "Chief" on one side is incomplete and that's about it for flaws! The car is nice: very, very clean with nice graphics and strong lettering overall.
Photo of the roof.

The 6672 Refrigerator Car was sold from 1954 to 1956 but the blue lettering and magnetic couplers all help to date this item as a 1954 car.

A good-looking prototypical car! This reefer is also an important historical model: the SFRD was a railroad refrigerator car line established as a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1884 to carry perishable commodities. The line competed with the Pacific Fruit Express.
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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