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Freight Cars

This Web Page Last Updated: March 2, 2015

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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
X2454 Baby Ruth
Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $ 75 A very nice PRR orange-painted boxcar with black letters from 1946-47: has brown-painted metal doors, corner steps and staple-end trucks with coil couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A few very small spots of discoloration in a couple of roof panels and that's about it for flaws. It is a sharp car -- very, very clean with nice crisp lettering and a rust-free frame!
An aerial view

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; tape; tape residue; small stains; no insert). A few flaws but this box is clean, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

These early boxcars are getting harder and harder to find nice. The 2454 Baby Ruth is considered to be a "common item" but not in this condition. We have not had a 2454 in collector quality condition in years!
X2758 Pennsylvania
Automobile Boxcar
VG/OB Yes $ 75
SOLD
Here's an item that we have not had for sale in years: the brown painted, metal, double-door P.R.R. boxcar from 1945-46: the trim items include metal steps at all four corners, brown brakewheel, black metal ladders on each side, a metal underframe sill and a plastic simulated air reservoir tank underneath. The car has the correct "flying shoe" (staple-end) trucks with coil couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some moisture spots in the paint and some weak (but very readable) lettering. In addition, the white background for the PRR keystone is worn, especially on one side and one bulkhead is slightly warped. A few flaws but the car is clean overall with a nice rust-free chassis. In addition, the somewhat-delicate flying-shoe fiber boards are completely intact and the couplers work perfectly!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; some dirt; "aged" look). Even with the flaws, this box is very presentable as it is nice and square plus it has both end flaps.
Another view of the box.
The box (which is the correct one for this item) is numbered "2458" but the car is actually numbered "X2758" reflecting Lionel's hurry to assemble sets for Christmas, 1945. The "X2758" bodies were eventually depleted as set components in the outfits produced in 1946.

Essentially a prewar carryover design, Lionel either reused the prewar tooling or simply assembled these cars from prewar components. 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 X2758 is getting more and more difficult to find in collector-quality condition as are all of the early postwar items.
3424 Wabash
Operating
Brakeman Car
E+++/OB Yes $ 95 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 about to be being warned by the telltales.
Minimal flaws -- the car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and there is very, very little discoloration on the roof from the man!
An "aerial" view showing the Brakeman after he "hit the deck."

Photo of the outer box.
Grade 8 original "outer" box (tears; minor stains).
Another view of the outer box.
Has the insert and this box is solid: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!

Photo of the envelope, instruction sheet, telltales & hardware.
Has the "Low Bridge Signal Set" -- two telltales and the original envelope (#3424-94) with instruction sheet #3424-95 (dated 8/56) plus the "027" gauge & "O" gauge hardware for the poles.
Photo of the component box.
Includes a crisp, grade 8+ original 3424-100 "Bridge Signal Set" component box. This box has some stains and minor creases but it is nice: fairly clean, complete, square & sturdy and there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the component box.

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.

Still not sure if you are going to like this car? A popular magazine just rated the 3424 as one of the TOP 10 Postwar Lionel operating cars! See page 46 of the December, 2013 issue of the magazine "Classic Toy Trains" for their opinion.
3434 Operating
Poultry Car
E+/OB Yes $195 Large, illuminated, 3-level, brown stock car -- commonly called the "Chicken Sweeper Car." Earlier version from 1959-60 with metal trucks with tab couplers. Has the original blue man.
Photo of the other side.
The roof has a little box rub and some minor nicks plus one door guide has a small amount of surface rust but minimal flaws on the rest of the car! Overall, it is sharp: very clean with nice lettering plus it lights and works great!
Photo of the roof.
Has the original instruction sheet #3434-21 dated 8/59 (holes punched).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (one end is taped shut with an un-original end flap; some inner flaps came from other boxes; tears; creases; scuffs; lots of tape; "period" writing). In addition, technically it is the wrong box as the earlier 3434 came with a perforated panel box.
Another view of the box.
Despite the flaws, the box is very useful as it is clean and square plus thanks to all of the tape, it is very sturdy.

The box is so-so but the car is one of the nicest early version chicken sweeper cars we have ever had!
3456 Operating
N & W

Hopper
E+/OB Yes $ 75 Special Norfolk & Western short hopper: black with white heat-stamped lettering plus spring-loaded, magnetically-operated bottom hatches. Earlier version from 1950-51 with corner braces and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub and a couple of surface scratches; that's about it for flaws. The car is clean overall with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint -- plus the dumping mechanism works perfectly!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 5 original box (missing one inner flap; tears; creases; rips; loads of tape; writing; some dirt; mildly distorted). Not pretty but the box has both end flaps and it is sturdy. It will protect the car in shipment and in storage.
Another view of the box.

A sharp, prototypical-looking car -- perfect for a layout! Designed to work in concert with the 456 Coal Ramp but also available as a separate sale item.
3462 Milk Car Stand:
E+

Car:
E+
OB
Yes $195 One of the most popular postwar Lionel pieces ever made -- the operating milk car! This one is the very first model of the operating milk car made by Lionel in 1947 & 48. It's an all-original, painted off-white reefer with black lettering plus it has aluminum doors, corner frame steps and staple-end trucks with coil couplers.
Photo of the car.
Some paint chips and box rub in spots and that's it for flaws; the car is very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering!
Photo of the other side of the car.
The car works perfectly!
An "aerial" view of the car.

Photo of the platform (milk stand).
Has an original 3462P milk stand. The milk stand is very clean with minimal flaws.
Another view of the platform.

Photo of the milk cans and the component box.
Has the original instruction sheet #3462-67 and the original seven (7) magnetized milk cans in the correct original 3462-70 component box which only has the reference to a 3462 milk car (grade 7 -- tears, tape & missing two inner flaps).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scrapes; tape inside).
Another view of the box.
Has the insert (liner) and this box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Photo of the box insert.

The 3462 (and its box) are much harder to find in collector-quality condition than any of the later milk cars!
X3464 N Y C
Operating Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $ 60 Tan-painted New York Central System boxcar with white heat-stamped lettering: earliest version from 1949 with black metal doors and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws: the car is very clean with strong lettering and nice vibrant paint -- plus the mechanism works perfectly! Has the correct original man with painted face and hands.
An "aerial" view.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #3464-28, dated 3-49 (tears; creases; discolored).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; tape inside; some stains; writing). Some flaws but the box is fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also the correct box for this version and vintage of the X3464 NYC: it is an "Early Classic" box with "SAN FRANCISCO" printed on the sides and it is the longer-style box with interior coupler flaps to accommodate the steps.
Another view of the box.

A good-looking car in a decent box.
3494-1 New York Central
Operating Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $210 Red and gray NYC boxcar with white lettering from 1955: version with unpainted red body with gray-painted roof, ends and lower half of sides. Has rubber-stamped lettering and unpainted red, single-block doors plus bar-end, metal trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws: the car is very, very clean with superb lettering -- plus the mechanism works perfectly and it has the correct original man with painted face and hands.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (minor tears; creases; price sticker residue on one end flap). It is a SOLID box: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A sharp car that works well -- and it comes in one of the nicest 3494 boxes we have ever had!
Two different versions of the 3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar:
3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar E+/OB Yes $225 Earliest production of the red, white and blue "Bangor & Aroostook" operating boxcar: it is a VERY SCARCE variation from 1956 with only "B.A.R. on the left of each side of the car -- "3494-275" is not present. Has bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub & small paint chips in places but nothing major. Some of the letters are not as white as they once were due to handling but that's about it for flaws. The car is still clean overall with nice vibrant paint and strong lettering -- plus the mechanism works perfectly and it has the correct original man with painted face and hands.
Photo of the roof.
Has the correct original instruction sheet (#3474-14, dated 2/56).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; some discoloration from age). Nice box: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!.
Another view of the box.

File photo showing a 3494-275 without the number and the common version.
Only the second time we have ever had this obscure variation of the State of Maine operating boxcar in collector-quality condition!
3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar ======
E+
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $195 A red, white and blue "Bangor & Aroostook" boxcar from 1956 that was NEVER USED: 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 couple of small, light scratches on one side 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 and hands and the mechanism works perfectly.
An "aerial" view of the car.
Has the correct original instruction sheet #3474-14, dated 2/56 (has tears & holes punched in it) plus the original inspection slip!
Photo of the instruction sheet and the inspection slip.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (missing a very small piece of one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; some stains; tape inside). A few imperfections but this box is square and sturdy!
Photo of the other end of the box.

A very colorful car in a solid box!
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(6151) Flatcar with
Range Patrol
Truck
Load:
E+++

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $195
SOLD
Metal flatcar with original black & white "LIONEL RANCH" Truck from 1958 only: version with yellowish-cream frame. Has early AAR trucks with operating couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6151" but no number appears on the car!
Photo of the other side.
Flat: minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with gorgeous lettering and nice vibrant paint! The "LIONEL RANCH" Range Patrol truck is close to like new!
An "aerial" view of the truck and the flat's decking.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scrapes; lots of tape inside; "period" price stamping). Even with the flaws, this box is solid as it is clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.

An interesting piece of rolling stock that would fit a western theme on a layout. This 6151 is sharp (the nicest yellowish-cream one we have ever had) and the box is not an easy one to find in decent shape.
Our Archives Page: more information on 6151 Range Patrol Cars.
6162
(-1)
New York Central
Gondola
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Load:
E++

Car:
E+++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $ 75
SOLD
A light-blue long gondola with white heat-stamped lettering from 1960-61 that was NEVER USED! Has early AAR trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
has the correct load of three unmarked white canisters.
An "aerial" view of the inside of the car and the tops of the canisters.
Minimal flaws! The car is spectacular: very, very clean with gorgeous lettering!

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (missing one inner flap; tears; creases; panel partially separated; writing).
Another view of the box.
A very presentable box: clean, square & sturdy! We have never had this box before: it is a "-1" perforated panel box that was used in promotional sets of the early 60s.
Photo of the front panel of the box.

Sharp car in a very unusual and very hard-to-find box!
6315 Gulf Chemical
Tank Car
E++/OB Yes $160 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.
Photo of the other side.
Version with a flat finish on the broad orange bands.
Close-up of the lettering on one side.
This prototypical-looking car is gorgeous: very, very clean with sharp lettering and nice graphics. It is much nicer than what the photos show!
An "aerial" view.

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

A very nice piece of prototypical-looking rolling stock in a very, very strong box!

Go to Our Archives Page to read more about 6315 Tank Cars.
6342 NYC Gondola
with
Culvert Loader
===> ===> ===> If you are looking for an accessory that was specifically designed to work with a piece of rolling stock, we have a nice, boxed Culvert Loader for sale.
Click here to go to our Accessories Page to read about a boxed, Culvert Loader.
6346 Alcoa Hopper E+/OB Yes $140 Silver-painted covered quad hopper from 1956 only: car is actually numbered "634656" on the sides but catalogued by Lionel as "6346." Has the original cover and hatch lids.
Photo of the other side.
Has blue heat-stamped lettering and metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
An "aerial" view.
A few minor scuffs and small scratches on the cover & on a couple of the hatch lids and that is about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean overall with nice shiny silver paint plus crisp lettering and near-perfect Alcoa emblems!

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; paint overspray). Some flaws but the box is crisp: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

Sharp prototypical-looking car in a very strong box!
6414 Evans
Auto Loader
Load:
E+++

Car:
E+
Yes $110 One of the most uncommon versions of the ever-popular car carrier: this one is from 1964-66 and has four light-red autos with gray bumpers. Has the correct (light-red) flat with late AAR trucks and the number "6414" on the left.
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub and small surface rust spots on the metal superstructure and that's about it for flaws. The flat is very, very clean with sharp lettering.
An "aerial" view of the carrier and roofs of the autos.
The 4 cars are ORIGINAL and each one is close to "Like New!"
Photo of the front & back of all four autos.

Only the third time we have ever had this version of the auto loader. It is a sharp piece with four gorgeous cars!
6430 Flatcar with Trailers Load:
E+

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $ 95 Red flatcar from 1956-57 with all-original, gray Cooper-Jarrett vans. Flatcar has white heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Vans: all original with minimal flaws -- very clean with nice signs! Minimal flaws on the car: it is very, very clean with crisp lettering.
An "aerial" view of the car and the roofs of the vans.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scrapes; mildly distorted; tape inside). Some flaws but the box is still presentable as it is fairly clean, complete and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

A sharp, prototypical car with a decent box!
6434 Poultry Car E+/OB Yes $ 95 Large, illuminated, stock car from 1958-59 also known as the "Chicken Car." Has a red-painted body with white lettering plus un-painted gray doors with black lettering and bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A couple of nicks on the roof plus a few small spots of surface rust on the frame and that's about it for flaws. It is a very clean car with vibrant paint, strong lettering and nice inserts!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (one end flap is faded; tears; creases; lots of tape; minor stains). A few flaws but the box is fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

A great-looking car -- and the lights do work!
6436
(-110)
Lehigh Valley Hopper ======
E+++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $ 85 Red-painted LV open quad hopper from 1966 that was NEVER USED! Version without "NEW" date on the sides; has later AAR trucks with operating couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6436-110" but only "6436" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
Gorgeous car! It is very, very clean with crisp white lettering! Has the original spreader brace.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (un-original but very presentable window; tears; creases; tape inside; "period" writing).
Another view of the box.
Some flaws but the box is clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the front of the box.
The red 6436 LV quad hopper was sold from 1963 to 1968 but the "Window" box and the later AAR trucks (with open journal boxes) help to date this car as a 1966 item.

A beautiful car with a strong box! It is also the first 6436-110 window box we have ever had for sale!
X6454 New York Central
Boxcar
Ex. Yes $ 60 A brown-painted (9 1/4 inch) NYC boxcar with white, heat-stamped lettering from 1948 only: has frame steps, metal doors and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Small chip in one of the roof hatches plus a little rust on two of the door guides. It is a good-looking, clean car overall with strong lettering.
Photo of the roof.

These prototypical-looking cars were once common but finding them nice has gotten somewhat difficult.
Two different versions of the X6454 Southern Pacific Boxcar:
X6454 Southern Pacific
Boxcar
E++ Yes $110 Reddish-brown painted (9 1/4 inch) SP boxcar with white heat-stamped lettering and early SP herald: version from 1949 only with corner frame steps, painted metal doors and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws -- this car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint.
Photo of the roof.

A scarce, prototypical-looking car in spectacular condition! It is also one of the harder cars from the "X6454 Series" to find.
X6454 Southern Pacific
Boxcar
Ex./OB Yes $ 75 Reddish-brown painted (9 1/4 inch) SP boxcar with white heat-stamped lettering and late SP herald:
Photo of the other side.
Version from 1952 with plastic doors plus staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the roof.
Some box rub on a couple of roof ribs and a couple of very small paint chips. This car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and vibrant paint.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; scuffs; creases; lots of tape; "period" writing; "aged" look). Even with the imperfections, this box is presentable as it is fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also the correct, "Early Classic" shorter box designed to accommodate the car with the trucks turned inward.
Another view of the box.

A nice prototypical-looking car in a decent box!
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6462 New York Central
Gondola
Load:
E++

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $ 40
SOLD
A painted-black NYC long gondola with white heat-stamped lettering: version from late 1949 with a type I body containing three lines of weight data and a complete built date plus metal frame steps and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Comes with the ORIGINAL load of six (6) unstained large wooden drums; the drums have two hoops plus top and bottom rims. One of the drums has some stains.
Photo of the drums and an "aerial" view of the car.
Common paint loss on two of the metal frame tabs (can only be seen by turning the car upside down) but overall the frame is very clean with no rust and the steps are all intact! Minimal flaws on the body; it is very, very clean with nice lettering.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (missing both interior coupler flaps plus a small piece of the box; tears; creases; writing; erasure marks). A presentable box even with the imperfections as it is fairly clean, square and study.
Another view of the box.
It is the correct larger box (with no suffix) for this car.

The cars from the late '40s are getting harder and harder to find in collector-quality condition and in particular, the painted-black 6462 with steps is not an easy one to locate!
6462
(-25)
New York Central
Gondola
E++/OB Yes $ 75
SOLD
A green NYC long gondola with white heat-stamped lettering and a "type IIa" body mold from 1955: has the "N" in the 3rd panel plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Very, very clean car with nice lettering and minimal flaws. Has the correct load of six stained small barrels.
View of the inside of the car and a close-up of the barrels.

Photo of the box.
Correct (grade 7) original "-25" box (missing the tuck on one end and that end is taped shut; missing the interior coupler flap on the other end; scrapes; minor creases). A few flaws but this hard-to-find box is solid: fairly clean, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.
The green 6462 gondola was made from 1954-57; however, the "Middle Classic" box (with "6462-25" on the four long sides) plus the body mold, placement of the "N" in the 3rd panel, couplers and the load all help to date this car as a 1955 item.

One of the nicest green gondolas we have ever had with a strong box and with the load that is often missing.
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, strong lettering and sharp graphics.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (small puncture; minor dirt; writing in pencil on one end flap). The box is SOLID: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.
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.

A sharp, prototypical-looking piece of rolling stock in a crisp box!

Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read more about 6464-225 Southern Pacific Boxcars.
6464-275 State of Maine
Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $375 The "BANGOR & AROOSTOOK" (State of Maine) boxcar (type IIa) with unpainted solid-RED doors from 1955 only: has an unpainted white (ivory) body with blue-painted roof, ends and upper side band plus a red-painted lower side band. Has rubber-stamped lettering plus bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Has a circular imperfection in the plastic by the first "T" on one side plus a little box rub and some small paint chips and that is it for flaws! It is a very clean car with nice lettering and vibrant paint!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tape inside; tears; creases).
Another view of the box.
A few flaws but this box is very presentable as it is clean, square and sturdy! It is also the correct "Middle Classic" box for this car.

Only the third RED-DOOR State of Maine boxcar we have ever had! It is a very photogenic (and uncommon) car!
6464-425 New Haven Boxcar Ex. Yes $ 75 A good-looking NH boxcar from early 1956: black (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 magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Has some rub marks and a few light surface scratches. The car is very clean overall with strong lettering and nice vibrant paint!
Photo of the roof.

An inexpensive boxcar that is perfect for an operator but will also look good on a display shelf.
6464-450 Great Northern Boxcar E+++/OB Yes $140 A gorgeous GN boxcar from 1966: olive-painted (type IV) body with interior roof ribs: has an orange-painted middle side stripe bordered by upper & lower yellow stripes plus yellow & olive-green heat-stamped lettering. Has late AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A very, very clean car with crisp lettering, vibrant paint and colorful, beautiful decals.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box
Grade 8+ original window box (minor tears; creases; small scuffs; price sticker remnants).
Another view of the box.
The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy with a clear window that has minimal flaws -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the window.

A very high-quality, photogenic car -- in one of the nicest "6464-450" window boxes we have ever seen!
6464-650 Rio Grande
Boxcar
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E+
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $135 D & R G W boxcar from 1966 that was NEVER USED! Yellow and silver with black lettering and a silver roof. Later (type IV) version with AAR trucks and no built date.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! It is a very clean car with nice, bright silver and sharp lettering.
Photo of the roof

Photo of the box
Grade 6 original box (tears; creases; writing; window is wrinkled; mildly distorted).
Another view of the box.
This generic, over-labeled Hillside window box is still decent as it is clean & complete.
Photo of the front of the box.
An old price sticker and some writing on the box provide a little history of this boxcar: it was originally purchased on April 8, 1967 from the "Model Hobby Shop" -- a store located at 6129 W. Cermak Rd., in Cicero, Illinois!

A sharp, very colorful, very attractive and very photogenic car!
6464-725 New Haven
Boxcar
Ex./OB Yes $ 60 A sharp NH boxcar from 1963-64: version with medium-orange body and black, heat-stamped high-gloss lettering plus unpainted black, multi-block doors and late AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub and minor paint chips plus the frame has some light oxidation. It is a clean car overall with nice crisp lettering!
Photo of the roof.

Grade 6 original box (repro inner flaps on one end; tears; creases; scrapes; writing; glue residue; tape inside). Lots of flaws but the box is square and sturdy. It will protect the car in shipment and in storage.
Photo of the box.
An old store price sticker provides a glimpse of the history of this boxcar: it was originally sold by Treasure House Hobbies, a store located at 236 W. Liberty Street in Wooster, Ohio!
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 look at our price for this piece!
6465 Sunoco
Tank Car
E+/OB Yes $ 35 A silver 2-dome tank car from 1950-51: 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 light scratches (primarily on the top) and some box rub That's about it for flaws. It is a very clean car with nice silver plus sharp lettering & graphics! The frame is rust-free and the "6465" number is clearly visible.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; tape inside). A solid box: clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also the correct, (shorter-style) "Middle Classic" box with "6465" printed on every side.
Another view of the box.

A nice car in a presentable box! You can never have too many Sunoco tank cars.
6465 Lionel Lines
2-dome Tank Car
E+ Yes $ 45 Orange 2-dome tank car with black lettering from 1963-66:
Photo of the other side.
Has black end caps and late AAR trucks with one operating coupler and one fixed coupler.
An "aerial" view.
A couple of surface scratches on one side and that's it for flaws! It is a very clean car with strong lettering and graphics plus the plastic is all intact with no cracks!

Note that the vast majority of the orange tank cars came unboxed in sets.
6467 "Miscellaneous" Car E++/OB Yes $110 A Bulkhead Car from 1956 only: red with white, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws -- the car is nice: very clean with nice crisp lettering! Has the original, truck supports, original stakes and original (intact) bulkhead ends!
An "aerial" view.

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

A sharp, prototypical piece of rolling stock for your layout and it is in a very strong and very difficult box is to find! Note that Lionel never furnished a load with this hard-to-find car.
6469 Liquefied
Gas Tank Car
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Load: VG

Car:
E++
Un-run
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Yes $175
SOLD
The "ERIE LIQUEFIED GASES" car from 1963 only: essentially a "bulkhead car" but with a simulated gas tank load. The unpainted orange-red flatcar has white heat-stamped lettering and lower frame rail extensions. Unusual version with one fixed coupler arch-bar truck and one late AAR truck with an operating coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Car: very, very clean with crisp lettering and with the original bulkheads -- plus it was NEVER USED!
An "aerial" view.
Load: The white tank has some stains and scuffs but it is completely intact and the flaws make it look even more prototypical plus it is ALL ORIGINAL with very strong lettering and graphics.

A very uncommon car!
6472 Refrigerator Car E+/OB Yes $ 45 A white refrigerator car with black, heat-stamped lettering: variation from 1951 without steps on the frame but with staple-end trucks and magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very clean with strong lettering! The doors and door frames are original and they are an exact color match to the car body!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; creases; scrapes; writing; stains; lots of tape inside). Despite the flaws, this box is still useful as it is complete, square, sturdy and fairly clean.
Another view of the box.
Correct box from 1951: it is the shorter style (measuring 8 1/2 inches long) which requires the trucks to be turned around in order for the car to fit inside the box.

The 6472 Refrigerator Car is the non-operating version of the 3472 Milk Car.
6473 Horse Transport Car ======
E+++
Un-run
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Yes $ 65 A stock car with "bobbing horse heads" from 1965-66 that was NEVER USED! Also known as the Rodeo Car, this one is the dark yellow (or cadmium yellow) version with maroon 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.

Note that while a box does exist for the Rodeo Car, the 1965-66 version mostly came unboxed in sets.

Note: excluding coupler combinations, there are four main versions of the Rodeo Car: 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). Do you have all four?
6475Libby's Vat Car Load:
E+

Car:
E+
Yes $185 The uncatalogued "CRUSHED PINEAPPLE" vat car: unpainted blue body with white, heat-stamped lettering. Earliest version from 1963 with early AAR trucks and dual fixed couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The graphics on the vat decals are sharp with minimal flaws; the car is very clean with crisp lettering and intact steps plus a nice, rust-free frame.
An "aerial" view.

Over the years, we have had many Pickles Vat Cars but very few of the Libby's Vat Cars! Note that Lionel NEVER MADE a component box for this car!
Our Archives Page has more information about 6475 Pineapple Vat Cars.
6477 "Miscellaneous" Car
with Pipes
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Load: E++

Car:
E+++
Un-run
OB
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Yes $140
SOLD
A very nice Bulkhead Car that was NEVER USED: unpainted red flatcar with white heat-stamped lettering and the correct load of five silvery pipes. 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.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice crisp lettering plus the stakes, pipes, 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 7 original box (missing both interior coupler flaps; tears; creases; tape residue). A few imperfections but this box has both end flaps and it is sturdy; it will protect the car in shipping and in storage.
Another view of the box.

This car and its box are not that easy to find and we have had very few over the years! It is a great prototypical piece of rolling stock!
6556 M-K-T
Stock Car
E+/OB Yes $495 The "KATY" -- a large, 2-level stock car from 1958 only. Has a painted red body with white, heat-stamped lettering and bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws -- it is a very clean car with vibrant red paint and sharp lettering!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; stains; tape inside; writing; "aged" look). Some flaws but the box is still presentable as it is fairly clean, complete and sturdy!
Another view of the box.

This item is the hardest postwar stock car to find and the box is extremely scarce!
6562
(-1)
New York Central
Gondola
Load:
E/E+

Car:
E+/OB
Yes $ 85 A gray NYC long gondola from 1956-58: has maroon lettering plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers. Comes with the correct original load: four red canisters with white lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Car: a few weak (but very readable) letters and that's it for flaws. The car is very clean overall.
An "aerial" view of the car and the tops of the canisters.
Canisters: a few scratches and some weak letters; they are nice overall and completely intact!
Close-up of the lettered side of the canisters.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scrapes; tape). A presentable box: clean, square and sturdy -- it is also the correct "-1" box for the gray gondola.
Another view of the box.

A good-looking car in a very hard-to-find box!
6562
(-50)
New York Central
Gondola
Load:
E+/E++

Car:
E+++
OB
Yes $110 A black NYC long gondola with white lettering and bar-end trucks with tab couplers from 1956-58: has the correct original load: four red canisters with white lettering.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice, crisp lettering.
An "aerial" view of the car and the tops of the canisters.
The canisters have a few light surface scratches but nothing major; each one is in excellent-plus condition or better with all handles intact. The lettering is very strong nice on all four.
Close-up of the writing on the canisters.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (creases; tears; price sticker residue; tape inside; "period" writing). A decent box as it is complete, square and sturdy plus it is the correct ("-50") box for the black 6562 gondola.
Another view of the box.

A good-looking car in a very hard-to-find box! This gondola is not an easy car to find anymore; we have had very few black 6562 gondola for sale over the years!
6572 Railway Express Agency
Refrigerator Car
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E+
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $110 REA Reefer from 1963 that was NEVER USED! This one is the later light-green version with AAR trucks.
Photo of the other side.
Has dark-gold, heat-stamped lettering, functional "plug" doors and a silver control panel with simulated dials and a sliding cover.
A close-up of the unique control panel and the lettering around it.
Minimal flaws -- the car is clean with sharp graphics!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Correct, original (picture) box is a grade 7 (tears; creases; scuffs). The box is solid: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A good-looking, prototypical car in a strong box!
6636 Alaska Railroad Hopper E++/OB Yes $160
SOLD
Black-painted ARR open quad hopper from 1959-60: has gold lettering plus early AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A little box rub on the top edge on one side and that's about it for flaws. The car is sharp: all intact and very, very clean with nice crisp lettering! Has the original spreader brace.
An "aerial" view showing the inside.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; scuffs; writing; small stains; panel partially separated; missing the "PUSH" tab).
Another view of the box.
A very presentable box: clean, square and sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the front of the box.

Sharp, prototypical-looking car with minimal flaws -- in a strong box!
6656 Stock Car E+/OB Yes $ 40 A lemon-yellow stock car with black lettering from 1950-51: has staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws: the car is sharp -- very, very clean with nice, vibrant paint and crisp, near-perfect lettering!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; stains). A few flaws but the box is complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere. 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 cars are considered "common" as they came in many early sets but they are not that easy to find in collector-quality condition anymore! This piece is one of the nicest light-yellow 6656 stock cars we have ever had!
6801 Flatcar with Boat Load:
E+++

Car:
E+++
OB
Yes $135 Flatcar with ORIGINAL (brown) Boat from 1957 only: red flat has white lettering with "6801" on right, mold #6511-2 and metal trucks with tab couplers. Boat: brown deck and a white hull.
Photo of the other side.
Gorgeous piece: the flat is very, very clean with nice crisp lettering; the boat is equally as nice: very, very clean with a very clear windshield and no cracks! Comes with a repro elastic tie-down.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (minor creases; small tears; stains; no inserts).
Another view of the box.
A few flaws but it is a solid box: complete, square and very sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct box for this version (metal trucks, brown boat) of the 6801.
Photo showing the stains on the box.

One of the nicest brown boats we have ever had on one of the nicest 6801 flats we have ever had! It is a very, very nice piece in a strong 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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