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Freight Cars

This Web Page Last Updated: September 27, 2021

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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
2452 PENNSYLVANIA Gondola E++/OB Yes $ 65
SOLD
Black-painted, 8-inch "PRR" short gondola with white heat-stamped lettering. Version from 1947 with "closed plate" (staple-end) trucks with coil couplers. Has brakewheels and corner steps.
Photo of the other side.
A few paint chips on the frame plus a few small scuffs on the inside walls and that's about it for flaws! The car is sharp: very, very clean with beautiful lettering and a clean, rust-free frame.
An "aerial" view showing the inside of the car.
Version with a Type Ib body mold and small "G27" stamped on the sides. Note that Lionel did not furnish a load for the 1947 PRR gondolas.
File photo showing a comparison of Type Ia and Type Ib body molds.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (one end flap tuck is not original to this box; tears; creases; small smudges; tape inside; glue residue; "aged" look; no insert). Some imperfections but the box has both end flaps and all inner flaps plus it is fairly clean, square & sturdy. It is also the correct box (without the "X" stamped on the end flaps) for this version of the 2452 gondola.
Another view of the box.

Check your collection -- this good-looking, prototypical freight car is not an easy one to find!

Still thinking about this car? A recent Kalmbach Books (Classic Toy Trains) publication just listed the 2452 as one of the TOP 100 postwar Lionel collectible items! See page 85 of the book "Collectible Lionel Classics" for author Roger Carp's depiction of the 2452's provenance including its design, development and history.
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.
Two different versions of the 3370 Animated Stock Car:
3370 ===============
Western & Atlantic

Animated
Stock Car
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See Notes Yes $110 The operating Sheriff & Outlaw ("WELLS FARGO") stock car from 1961-62: has a dark-green body with yellow heat-stamped lettering plus arch-bar trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo showing the Outlaw taking aim.
The sheriff's hat has a few paint chips from their many skirmishes; very little paint loss on the outlaw so it may be a reproduction item as it is very, very nice. However, the car was hardly used (close to unrun) as there is almost no wheel wear so it is possible that this an original part.
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! In addition, all four simulated door guide rivets are intact indicating that this was one of the earliest 3370 cars made. (Lionel had a problem with the mold in later years and most 3370 stock cars have one rivet missing.)
An "aerial" view.

Only the second time we have ever had this version for sale; the arch-bar truck version came in the "General Sets" of the early '60s and is much harder to find than the AAR truck version.

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.
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.
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Two different versions of the 3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar:
3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar E++/OB Yes $295 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.
Minimal flaws! The car is sharp: very clean with nice vibrant paint and gorgeous lettering. In addition, the mechanism works perfectly and it has the correct (large) original man with painted face and hands.
Photo of the roof of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (discoloration from tape residue; minor tears; small amount of dirt; "period" writing). A few flaws but the box is fairly clean, complete, square & sturdy!
Another view of the box.

File photo showing a 3494-275 without the number and the common version.
It has been over five years since we have had this obscure variation of the State of Maine operating boxcar!
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!
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3494-550 Monon
Operating Boxcar
E+++ Yes $525 A maroon & white Hoosier Line operating boxcar (with maroon body mold) from 1957-58: has white & maroon, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers and it is the version with the built date on both sides!
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.

Sharp car!

Note that this car represents the only instance of the Monon road name being used by Lionel in the postwar era as there is no "6464" counterpart. We have had very few Monon boxcars over the years; it is a scarce piece that is very difficult to find -- it is usually one of the last boxcars (along with the Soo) that a collector will acquire to complete the "operating boxcar series."
3494-625 Soo Line
Operating Boxcar
E+++ Yes $525 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.

Sharp car!

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.
6024 Pennsylvania
Shredded Wheat
Boxcar
E++ Yes $ 35 Orange PRR Nabisco Shredded Wheat 8 1/2 inch "plugged door" boxcar with black heat-stamped lettering: version from early 1957 with bar-end trucks and tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Sharp-looking boxcar: all intact and very, very clean with gorgeous lettering and a nice, rust-free frame!
An "aerial" view.

A rather uncommon piece of rolling stock! This is the first 6024 Nabisco Boxcar with bar-end trucks that we have ever had available for sale!
6162-60 Alaska
Railroad
Gondola
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Load:
E++

Car:
E+++
Un-run
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Yes $160 A colorful ALASKA long gondola that was NEVER USED! This 1959 only freight car 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: just gorgeous! The body is very, very clean with spectacular lettering and nice shiny truck rivets. Load: the canisters are very, very clean with very 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, high-quality car! It is also the first un-run 6162-60 Gondola that we have ever had for sale!
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.
6346 Alcoa Hopper Ex./OB Yes $ 85 Silver-painted covered quad hopper from late 1956: 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.
Has the usual imperfections associated with silver paint: rub marks, light stains, some discoloration and other evidence of handling but none of those common flaws are severe! The car is very clean overall with nice even silver paint plus crisp lettering and nice Alcoa emblems! Has the original cover and hatch lids.
Two "aerial" views.

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

An attractive, prototypical-looking 1-years only car in a very presentable box!
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.
6430 Flatcar with Trailers Load:
E++

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $110 Red flatcar (mold #6511-2) from 1956-57 with all-original, gray Cooper-Jarrett vans:
Photo of the other side.
Car has white heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers.
Close-up of the vans.
Vans: minimal flaws! They are all intact and very, very clean with nice signs!
Another view of the vans.
Car: minimal flaws! It is very, very clean with beautiful lettering and a nice rust-free metal rack.
An "aerial" view showing the roof of both vans and the car's decking.

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

A sharp, prototypical car with a very presentable box!
6434 Poultry Car E++/OB Yes $125 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.
Minor rust spots on the frame and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with vibrant paint, crisp lettering and nice inserts!
Two views of the roof.

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

A great, colorful car for a layout as the lights do work!
6464
(-50)
Minneapolis
& St. Louis

Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $ 95
SOLD
A Tuscan-painted M & St. L boxcar from 1954: has a "type I" body with white, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end metal trucks with magnetic couplers. Catalogued by Lionel as "6464-50" but only "6464" appears on the sides.
Photo of the other side.
A few small paint chips and some box rub and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box
Grade 7+ original box (tears; scrapes; stains; some dirt; glue residue). It is a solid box: clean overall, complete, square and sturdy plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

The 6464-50 M & St. L Boxcar was sold from 1953-1956 but the engraved magnetic couplers and the "Middle Classic" box help to identify this boxcar as a 1954 item.

A good-looking, prototypical car in a very presentable box!
6464
(-75)
Rock Island
Boxcar
E+ Yes $ 75 A Rock Island boxcar from 1954: has a flat green (type I) body with gold lettering and bar-end metal trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minor box rub plus the roof has a light scratch and a small paint chip and that's about it for flaws.
Photo of the roof.
the car is very clean with vibrant paint and nice lettering!
Another view of the roof.

The green Rock Island boxcar with a type I body was sold in both 1953 and 1954 but the couplers (with plain non-engraved knuckle tops) help to date this car as 1954 production.

A good-looking piece of rolling stock!
6464-125 New York Central Boxcar E+ Yes $140 A NYC Pacemaker boxcar from 1954: version with unpainted red body with gray-painted roof, ends and lower half of sides plus unpainted red multi-block doors. Has rubber-stamped lettering with cedilla marks plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Small paint chip on one side plus a small amount of box rub and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with beautiful lettering and nice vibrant paint!
Photo of the roof.

The 6464-125 NYC boxcar was produced from 1954 to 1956 but the paint scheme and couplers help to date this car as a 1954 item.

A good-looking car that will probably represent an upgrade for most collectors!
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++ Yes $ 95
SOLD
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.
A little box rub in spots and that's it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics!
Two views of the roof.

A high-quality, prototypical-looking piece of rolling stock! Note that the 6464-225 Southern Pacific Boxcar was sold from 1954 to 1956 but 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!
6464-450 Great Northern
Boxcar
E++ Yes $ 90
SOLD
A GN boxcar from 1966: has an olive-painted (type IV) body with interior roof ribs plus an orange-painted middle side stripe bordered by upper & lower yellow stripes with yellow & olive-green heat-stamped lettering. Has late AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A very small chip in the roof hatch on one end and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering, nice vibrant paint and intact decals.
Two views of the roof.

A great-looking and very photogenic car!
6464-475 Boston and Maine
Boxcar
E+++ Yes $110 A B & M boxcar from 1960: version with an unpainted, medium-blue (type IV) body with interior roof ribs, complete built date and unpainted black, multi-block doors. Has black & white, heat-stamped lettering plus early AAR trucks.
Photo of the other side.
Gorgeous car: very, very clean with beautiful graphics and nice, crisp lettering!
Two views of the roof.

One of the nicest 6464-475 B & M boxcars we have ever had!
6464-650 Rio Grande
Boxcar
E+ Yes $140 D & R G W (type IIb) boxcar from 1957-58: version with "built date" plus metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Has an unpainted yellow body with silver painted roof and lower side bands with black heat-stamped lettering and black heat-stamped striping separating the yellow and silver.
Two views of the roof.
Minor discoloration in a couple of places on the roof showing evidence of handling and that's about it for flaws! The car is completely intact and very clean with even silver, sharp striping and crisp lettering.

A sharp, very colorful, very attractive and very photogenic car!
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.
6464-725 New Haven
Boxcar
E++ Yes $ 85 A good-looking NH boxcar from the mid-60s: 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 in spots and that's it for flaws! It is a very, very clean car with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering!
Two views of the roof.

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

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (tears; creases; tape inside; tape residue; glue residue). Some flaws but the box is clean, complete, square and sturdy. It is also the correct, (shorter-style allowing the trucks to be turned around) "Middle Classic" box with "6465" printed on every side.
Another view of the box.

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

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

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

A sharp high-quality car in a very, very nice box!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6501 Jet Motorboat Cars.
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.
6828 Empty Flatcar
for the
Truck Crane
E++ Yes $ 30 Empty black flatcar (no load) from 1960-61 for the P&H Mobile Construction Truck Crane: flat has white lettering and early AAR trucks with operating couplers. The frame (mold #6424-11) has lower rail extensions.
Photo of the other side.
The car is all intact and very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice, shiny rust-free truck rivets.
An "aerial" view.

Sharp, prototypical car.

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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.

Additional Freight Cars will boost the industrial capabilities of your railroad.

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