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Freight Cars

This Web Page Last Updated: February 12, 2016

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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
X2458 Pennsylvania
Automobile Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $110 A gorgeous brown painted, metal, double-door P.R.R. boxcar with white lettering. Version from 1946-47 with no rivet below the "8" in "X2458" and without steps on the frame. The trim items include a brakewheel, black metal ladders on each side, a metal underframe sill and a plastic simulated air reservoir tank underneath. The car has staple-end trucks with coil couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A very, very clean car with nice vibrant paint and beautiful lettering! It is one of the nicest X2458 boxcars we have ever had!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; tape inside; scuffs; some dirt; "aged" look). A very presentable box that is square & sturdy!
Another view of the box.

Essentially a prewar carryover design, this nicely-detailed boxcar, with its embossed rivets & seams and die-cast ends & doors, is one of the most prototypical-looking items made in the postwar era! The 2458 is getting more and more difficult to find in collector-quality condition as are all of the early postwar items.
3370 ===============
Western & Atlantic

Animated
Stock Car
===============
E++/OB Yes $160 Operating Sheriff & Outlaw ("WELLS FARGO") stock car from 1961-64:
Photo of the other side.
Has a dark-green body with yellow heat-stamped lettering plus early AAR trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo showing the exchange of gunfire between the bandit and the lawman.
A few paint chips on each figure (mostly on the hats) and that's it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and a nice rust-free frame -- and the mechanism works perfectly!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; scuffs; tape inside). A solid box: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.
Has the original instruction sheet #3370-17, dated 6-61 (a little discolored from age).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

One of the most interesting cars ever made by Lionel -- attractive, action packed and generally, problem free. This one is sharp and it is in a very strong box! If you like the "Old West" or if your layout has a western theme, this car will be a great addition to your collection.

Note that this car is the early-production (and more desirable) version since it has all of the simulated plastic rivets around the doors. Lionel had a problem with the 3370 mold in later years and many (most?) of the 3370s have one rivet missing.
Our Archives Page: more on 3370 Sheriff & Outlaw Cars.
3434 Operating
Poultry Car
E+/OB Yes $135 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!
3435 Operating
Aquarium Car
E++/OB Yes $275 An operating, illuminated Aquarium Car from 1959-62:
Photo of the other side.
Green-painted body with yellow rubber-stamped lettering and early AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of one end.
Sharp car: very, very clean with gorgeous lettering, vibrant paint and very clear tank windows!
Photo of the other end.
An interesting car that lights and works great!
An "aerial" view.
Has the original instruction sheet #3435-33 dated 8-59 (tears & stains).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (small tears; creases; tape).
Another view of the box.
This box is solid: clean, square and sturdy! It is also complete (including the "PUSH" tab) plus the panel is virtually 100% intact!
Photo of the front panel.

The car is one of the nicest Aquarium cars we have ever offered for sale -- and it's in one of the nicest boxes we have ever had! This "Fish Bowl" on wheels is a great example of Lionel's ingenuity!
Our Archives Page: more information on 3435 Aquarium Cars.
3444 Erie
Operating Gondola
E- Yes $ 65 The animated Cop & Hobo Car from 1957-59: has a molded-red body with white heat-stamped plus tan-colored simulated wooden crates with black heat-stamped lettering and bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The ribbing on one side between the "I" and "E" has a very, very small chip plus the frame has some rust. That's it for flaws; it is a very clean car overall with nice lettering and nice original figures plus it works perfectly!
An "aerial" view.
A good-looking car with some "play value!" This clever "action car" is one of the most interesting pieces of rolling stock made by Lionel in the postwar era! It's realistic, prototypical and a great source of amusement on a layout!

A recently-published guidebook had this to say about the 3444 gondola: "In the April 1957 of All Aboard at Lionel (an internal newsletter provided to employees and later major customers), the 3444 was heralded as one of the 'Stars of 1957.' It lived up to that early billing and was an immediate hit, as the never-ending action of the Cop & Hobo delighted audiences of all ages."

Still not sure if you are going to like this car? A popular magazine just rated the 3444 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.
3494-1 New York Central
Operating Boxcar
E+ Yes $110 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 tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A little box rub and some minor surface rust on one door guide and that's about it for flaws. The car is very clean with very strong lettering and nice vibrant paint -- plus the mechanism works perfectly and it has the correct original man with painted face and hands.
Photo of the roof.

A sharp, one-year-only car that works well!
Two different versions of the 3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar:
3494-275 State of Maine Operating Boxcar ======
E++
Un-run
OB
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Yes $235 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 on the doors and ladders and that's about it for flaws! The car is sharp: very clean with nice vibrant paint and gorgeous lettering plus it was NEVER USED! In addition, the mechanism works perfectly and it has the correct original man with painted face and hands. Has the original inspection slip!
Photo of the roof of the car and the inspection slip.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; stains; dirt; tears; scrapes; tape inside). A few flaws but the box is square & sturdy.
Another view of the box.

File photo showing a 3494-275 without the number and the common version.
Only the third 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 $175 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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6315 Gulf Chemical
Tank Car
E++/OB Yes $135 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 some of the lettering on one side.
Common tarnishing of the metal railing and that is about it for flaws! It is very, very clean with sharp lettering and nice graphics.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (minor tears; small scrapes; creases; "period" writing). 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!

Our Archives Page has more information about 6315 Tank Cars.
6342 New York Central Gondola Load:
E/E+

Car:
E++
Yes $110 A special car designed to be used with the Culvert Loader or Culvert Unloader: the unpainted red NYC long gondola with white heat-stamped lettering and a black, metal holding ramp inside. Earlier version from 1956-58: molded in medium red, has the "built date" on the sides plus it has bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers. Includes seven ORIGINAL culvert pipes.
Photo of the other side.
A little paint loss on the top edge of the metal tray and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering with a nice rust-free frame. The pipes have some tarnishing and scratches but they are ORIGINAL! Note that if you intend to use the pipes with one of the accessories, original pipes work much better than any of the repros that have been made over the years.
Photo of the culvert pipes and an "aerial" view of the car showing the inside.

We have not had a 6342 available for separate sale in years! It can be used with the 342, 345, 346 & 348 Culvert Accessories or it can be an additional item of rolling stock for your layout.
6352-1 UP & SP
Ice Car
E++ Yes $175 Unique, operating "Pacific Fruit Express" Ice Car from 1955-57: this special 6464-type boxcar was made to be used in concert with the 352 Ice Depot. It has an unpainted orange body with black, rubber-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers. It is the version with four lines of data on the ice compartment door.
Photo of the other side.
Interesting car with both "UNION PACIFIC" & "SOUTHERN PACIFIC" logos on it.
Close-up of the unloading door and the ice cubes.
Minimal flaws! The car is very clean with nice crisp lettering and sharp graphics! The mechanism works perfectly. Comes with five free (repro) ice cubes.
Photo of the roof.

The 6352 Ice Car does not show up for sale separately very often. If you have a clean Ice Depot in need of a sharp car or if you just want an unusual piece of rolling stock, this one will fill the need.
6356 New York Central
Stock Car
E++/OB Yes $110
On
HOLD
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 sides.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws -- the car is sharp: very, very clean with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; minor writing; small stains; "aged" look). A solid box: fairly 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 with a very strong box.
6404Flatcar with Auto Load:
VG

Car:
E+
Yes $ 90 General-style flatcar with its correct load: an ORIGINAL red auto with gray bumpers.
Photo of the other side.
The unpainted black flat has white heat-stamped lettering plus truss rods and arch-bar trucks with fixed couplers. Has repro elastic tie-downs.
An "aerial" view showing the auto's roof and the flat's decking.
The auto has some surface scratches and a hairline semi-circular crack (no loss of plastic) near the windshield's left pillar. It is very clean overall and thankfully, this is one of the few occurrences where the load is not the bulk of the value.
Photo of the front & back of the auto.
The truss rods are a little tarnished and that's about it for flaws on the flat! It is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice rust-free truck rivets!

It has been over 12 years since we have had a 6404 flat! This uncatalogued car only appeared in these four promotional sets from 1960: the X-575, the X-580NA, the 1109 and the 1119! It is a very scarce item!
6430 Flatcar with Trailers Load:
E+

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $ 85 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 $ 75 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!
6436-25 Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E+/OB Yes $110 Maroon-painted LV open quad hopper from 1955: has white heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some paint chips plus some box rub and that's about it for flaws! The car is very clean overall with vibrant paint and gorgeous lettering. Has the original spreader brace.
An "aerial" view of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; minor stains; tape inside). A solid box: clean, complete, square & sturdy! The maroon 6436-25 hopper was made from 1955-57; however, the "Middle Classic" box (with "6436-25" on the four long sides) and the couplers date this car as a 1955 item.
Another view of the box.

A prototypical-looking car in a strong box!
6456 Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E+/OB Yes $ 45 Maroon short hopper from 1953-55: has white lettering plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A few paint chips and some box rub but nothing severe. It is very clean overall with nice vibrant paint and crisp lettering!
Photo of the inside.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (missing both interior coupler flaps, creases, lots of tape inside, some dirt). Even with the imperfections, this box is decent as it has both end flaps plus it is fairly clean, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.
It is the correct box (with "RED HOPPER CAR" on the end flaps) for the maroon-painted LV hopper -- only Lionel knows why. It is also the correct ("Middle Classic") box for this version of the maroon hopper.

A nice, prototypical-looking freight car in a very presentable box!
6456
(-25)
Lehigh Valley
Hopper
Ex./OB Yes $ 75 A gray-painted short hopper from 1954-55: has maroon heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some box rub on the top rail of one side plus a few paint chips and that's about it for flaws! The car is clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing the coupler flap on one end and missing part of the box on the other end with some un-original cardboard pieced in; tears). A few flaws but it is the correct "-25" box for the gray hopper plus it is clean, square and sturdy -- it will protect the car in shipment and in storage.
Another view of the box.

The gray hopper is much harder to find than the similar maroon or black ones of the same era.
Our Archives Page has more about gray 6456 LV Hoppers.
6462
(-25)
New York Central
Gondola
Ex./OB Yes $ 85 A green NYC gondola with white, heat-stamped lettering: harder-to-find version from early 1954 with the "N" in the 2nd panel plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers. Has the correct load of six ORIGINAL unstained large drums.
Photo of the other side.
Has some rub and paint chips plus a very small stain on the bottom of one of the sides. The car is very clean overall with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint.
View of the inside of the car and a close-up of the barrels.

Photo of the box.
Correct (grade 6) original "-25" box (missing the tuck and part of one end flap and that end is taped shut; tears; creases; tape residue; scrapes). A few flaws but this hard-to-find box is 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 2nd panel, couplers and the load all help to date this car as a 1954 item.

The green gondolas are getting harder to find nice and the box is even more difficult to find. This car is very presentable -- and the load is a major plus.
6464
(-50)
Minneapolis
& St. Louis

Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $ 95 A Tuscan-painted M & St. L boxcar from 1953-55: 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.
Some box rub and a few paint chips and that's about it for flaws. The car is very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; tape inside). Some flaws but the box is clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.

A sharp, prototypical car in a very presentable box!
6464-150 Missouri Pacific
Boxcar
E++ Yes $135 A gorgeous M. P. boxcar from 1957: version with unpainted gray body (Type IIb) 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 and solid-yellow (multi-block) doors. Has bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Very, very clean with beautiful lettering and nice vibrant paint!
Photo of the roof.

A sharp car that would be an upgrade for most collectors!
6464-200 Pennsylvania
Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $160 Tuscan-painted (type IV) boxcar from 1969 only: later version with multi-block doors and no built date on the sides plus bar-end metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is sharp: very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box
Grade 7+ original (HAGERSTOWN) box (tears; creases; tape inside; "period" writing; mildly distorted; price sticker residue). The box is solid: clean, complete, fairly square and sturdy! It is also the correct box for this version of the 6464-200.
Another view of the box.

Nice prototypical boxcar in a very presentable box!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6464-200 Pennsylvania Boxcars.
6464-225 Southern Pacific
Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $175 A black-painted SP boxcar (type IIa) from 1954: has white and yellow rubber-stamped lettering plus metal, bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws -- the car is very, very clean with vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; glue residue; lots of tape inside). The box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.
Old store advertising stampings on the box provide a glimpse of the history of this item: it was originally sold by the "CROCKER ELECTRICAL SUPPLY & HARDWARE CORP." -- a shop once located at 128 Fulton Street in New York City.

A sharp, prototypical-looking piece of rolling stock in a strong box! Note that the 6464-225 Southern Pacific Boxcar was sold from 1954 to 1956 but the "Middle Classic" box and the magnetic couplers help to date this piece as a 1954 car.

Click here to go to Our Archives Page to read more about 6464-225 Southern Pacific Boxcars.
6464-300 Rutland
Boxcar
E+ Yes $125 A later example of the "Green Mountain Gateway" boxcar: unpainted yellow body (Type IIb) with dark-green painted roof, ends and lower half of sides. Version from 1956 with: "R" in the second panel, multi-block doors and heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minor chip in one roof corner plus a little box rub and that is it for flaws on this very photogenic piece! The car is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice vibrant paint!
Photo of the roof.

File Photo showing both the 1955 & 1956 versions of the 6464-300 Rutland Boxcar.

We have had very few Rutland boxcars from 1956 and this one is nice!
6464-425 New Haven
Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $ 95 A good-looking NH boxcar from 1958: black-painted (type III) body with full serif on top right corner of large "N." Has white, heat-stamped lettering and unpainted orange, multi-block doors plus AAR trucks with operating couplers..
Photo of the other side.
The large "N" on one side has some minor paint loss and that's about it for flaws! The car is very clean with very strong lettering overall.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; minor writing; tape inside). Some flaws but this box is clean, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.
Note that the 6464-425 New Haven Boxcar was sold from 1956 to 1958 but the "type III" body style and the AAR trucks help to date this piece as a 1958 car.

A sharp car in a very presentable box!
6464-500 Timken
Boxcar
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E+++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $275 A very, very nice unpainted yellow Timken boxcar from 1957 that was NEVER USED! Has a type IIb body with the complete "built date" ("BLT 3-57 / BY LIONEL") on the sides. Has white-painted middle side bands and black lettering plus bar-end, metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The car is sharp: beautiful graphics, spectacular lettering and very, very clean! It is also very colorful and very attractive!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (missing one interior tuck flap; minor writing; creases; tears; a few stains). Some imperfections but this box is solid: clean, square & sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A very photogenic piece of rolling stock in a very, very strong box! It is much harder to find than the later (type IV) Timken from 1969.
6464-515 M-K-T
Boxcar
E++/OB Yes $795 An ORIGINAL boxcar from the Girls' Set -- the "KATY" from 1957-58. Pastel-yellow painted body on a dark-yellow mold with black heat-stamped lettering plus pastel-blue painted multi-block doors. Has bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! It is a very, very clean car with gorgeous lettering and nice vibrant paint!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (missing the tuck & part of one end flap and that end is taped shut; creases; some dirt; tape inside). A very useful box even with the flaws as it is: fairly clean, square & sturdy. Not an easy box to find!
Another view of the box.

This car does not show up in the marketplace very often as a separate sale item; if you are trying to build an original Girls' Set or if you are trying to complete your 6464 boxcar series, this car will certainly help!
6464-900 New York Central
Boxcar
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E++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $165 A gorgeous jade-green painted NYC boxcar from 1963-64 that was NEVER USED! Has a type IV body with interior roof ribs, white heat-stamped lettering, jade-green multi-block doors & early AAR trucks with operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; scuffs; tape). The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.

One of the nicest 6464-900 boxcars we have ever seen -- and it comes in a very strong box!
Our Archives Page has more information on 6464-900 NYC Boxcars.
6465 Gulf
Tank Car
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E++
Un-run
======
Yes $ 40 A painted-gray 2-dome tank car from 1958 only that was NEVER USED: has blue rubber-stamped lettering plus early AAR trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! It is a very clean car with strong lettering and nice vibrant paint plus the tank and catwalks are all intact with no cracks!
An "aerial" view.

These tank cars were once plentiful but for years they were ignored by collectors. Now they are very hard to find in collector quality condition!
(6465) Sunoco
Tank Car
E+/OB Yes $ 45
SOLD
A very nice silver 2-dome tank car from 1953-54: has a tri-color rubber-stamped Sunoco herald plus blue rubber-stamped technical data.
Photo of the other side.
Version with "6465" rubber stamped on the bottom of the frame plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
An "aerial" view.
A few scuff marks on the tank and that's about it for flaws! The car is nice: very, very clean with nice even silver plus sharp lettering & graphics and a nice, rust-free frame with the "6465" clearly visible!

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; minor creases; minor dirt marks). It is a solid box: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct, (short) "Middle Classic" box with "6465" printed on every side for this version of the 6465 Sunoco tank car.
Another view of the box.

A sharp car in a very presentable box! You can never have too many Sunoco tank cars.
Two different versions of the 6472 Refrigerator Car:
6472 Refrigerator Car E++/OB Yes $ 60 All-original white refrigerator car with black, heat-stamped lettering: variation from 1950 -- the frame has corner steps plus staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is sharp: very, very clean with very crisp lettering!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (missing one interior coupler flap; tears; creases; tape inside). A few imperfections but this box is solid: clean, square and sturdy! It is also the correct box from 1950 -- the longer style (measuring 10 1/4 inches) which is needed to accommodate the steps as the trucks cannot be turned around.
Another view of the box.

The 6472 Refrigerator Car is the non-operating version of the 3472 Milk Car. This one is very nice and it comes in a very presentable box!
6472 Refrigerator Car E+/OB Yes $ 30 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.
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(6500) Empty Flatcar
for the
Beechcraft Bonanza Airplane
(no load)
E++ Yes $ 40
On
HOLD
An empty black flatcar (mold #6511-2) from 1962 only for the Beechcraft Bonanza Transport Airplane: the unnumbered flat has white heat-stamped, serif lettering and early AAR trucks with dual operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The flat is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice rust-free truck rivets!
An "aerial" view of the car's decking.

If you have a 6500 flat with a broken step or rusty truck rivets, this piece will be a great upgrade. Repro planes are also available in the marketplace.
6656 Stock Car VG/OB Yes $ 25 A dark-yellow stock car with black lettering: version from 1952-53 with bar-end trucks and magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A few paint chips and some box rub plus one corner has a very, very small chip near the roof. The car is clean overall with crisp lettering and a nice, rust-free frame.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6+ original box (missing a small part of one inner flap; tears; creases; scrapes; tape; some dirt). A few flaws but the box is square and sturdy. It is also the correct (shorter) box for a car without steps, allowing the trucks to be turned around.
Another view of the box.

An inexpensive and clean piece of rolling stock; the 6656 came in many early sets.
6801
(-75)
Flatcar with Boat Load:
E+

Car:
E+++
OB
Yes $145 Red flatcar from 1958-60 with ORIGINAL (blue) Boat. Flat has early AAR trucks and mold #6424-11 with "6801" on left. Boat has a PURE WHITE deck and a DEEP BLUE hull.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The flat is very, very clean with crisp lettering and nice, rust-free truck rivets.
An "aerial" view showing the interior of the boat and the car's decking.
The boat has the original glue showing where the deck meets the hull and that's about it for flaws; it is sharp -- very, very clean with a very clear windshield and no cracks!

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; tape inside; minor stains; no inserts). A few flaws but the box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is one of the nicest 6801 boxes we have ever had.
Another view of the box.

A very nice 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.

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

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