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Freight Cars

This Web Page Last Updated: July 23, 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 $ 90
SOLD
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.
3424 Wabash
Operating
Brakeman Car
E+/OB Yes $ 85 The Wabash brakeman car from 1957:
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 clean with strong lettering plus it has a nice rust-free frame. In addition, the catwalk is completely intact with no evidence of the common chemical interaction between the man and the plastic. Most brakeman cars now have the "melt" marks on the roof but this one does not!
Photo showing the Brakeman after he "hit the deck."
The car works perfectly!
An "aerial" view showing the nice roof of the car and the Brakeman back on his feet.

Photo of the outer box.
Grade 6 original "outer" box (tears; creases; tape inside; mildly distorted; writing; "aged" look; no insert).
Another view of the outer box.
Some flaws but this box has both end flaps and all of the interior flaps; it will protect the car in shipping and in storage.

Photo of the instruction sheet, telltales and hardware.
Has the "Low Bridge Signal Set" -- two telltales with instruction sheet (tears, creases, folds & stains) #3424-95 (dated 5/57) plus reproduction "027" gauge & "O" gauge hardware for the poles.
Photo of the component box.
Includes a grade 7 original 3424-100 "Bridge Signal Set" component box. This box has some stains, writing and minor tears but it is decent: complete and sturdy plus 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.
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!
3494-550 Monon
Operating Boxcar
E+ Yes $575 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.
Photo of the other side.
Sharp car: very clean with very strong lettering. Has the correct original man with painted face and hands -- and the mechanism works perfectly!
Photo of the roof.

Only the third Monon boxcar we have ever had for sale and this one is nice! 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. It is a very 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 $575 A Tuscan-brown Soo Line operating boxcar from 1957-58: has white, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! It is sharp: very clean with 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.

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.
(6151) Flatcar with
Range Patrol Truck
Load:
E++

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

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (small tears; minor creases; tape inside). The box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also one of the nicest 6151 boxes we have ever had!
Another view of the box.

The 6151 is an interesting piece of rolling stock that would fit a western theme on a layout. We have had very few 6151s with the yellowish-orange frame over the years and this one is nice -- and it comes in a very, very strong box!
Our Archives Page: more information on 6151 Range Patrol Cars.
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.
Harder-to-find version with a semi-gloss finish on the broad orange bands.
Close-up of some of the lettering on one side.
Minimal flaws! The dome platform and ladders are rust free and this prototypical-looking car is very, very clean with sharp lettering and nice graphics. 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 7+ original box (tears; scrapes; creases; tape inside). The box is solid: complete, clean, square and sturdy!
Another view of the box.

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

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

Car:
E++
Yes $ 85 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 $110 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.
6404Flatcar with Auto Load:
VG

Car:
E+
Yes $ 60
SOLD
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!
6414 Evans
Auto Loader
Load:
New

Car:
VG
Yes $ 60 The ever-popular car carrier with four multi-colored, (premium) autos: the flat has an unpainted-red body with white, heat-stamped lettering plus a black metal superstructure with white rubber-stamped lettering. Version from 1956-57 with the number "6414" on right plus metal trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
The autos (yellow, turquoise, red & white) are brand new after-market reproductions.
An "aerial" view of the carrier and roofs of the autos.
The car has some rust spots on the trucks plus there are some rust spots on the metal superstructure but it is fairly clean with strong lettering. The flat is completely intact and very clean with nice lettering.
Photo of the fronts & backs of the four autos.

Have your own 6414? Special price for just the four reproduction autos: $30 plus shipping.

Perfect for an operator: it is a realistic-looking car that is really photogenic!
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
(-110)
Lehigh Valley
Hopper
E+/OB Yes $ 95 Red-painted LV open quad hopper from 1966: 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.
Some box rub on the top edges, a small scratch inside by the spreader brace and a couple of weak numbers on one side. That's it for flaws; it is a very, very clean car with nice vibrant paint! Has the original spreader brace.
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (minor tears).
Another view of the box.
This box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy! Hard to imagine finding a nicer window box!
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 sharp car with a very, very strong box! It is also only the second 6436-110 window box we have ever had for sale!
6446 Norfolk & Western
Cement Car
E++/OB Yes $135 Gray-painted N & W covered quad hopper from 1954-55: has black, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers. The car is actually numbered "546446" on the sides but catalogued by Lionel as "6446" in their service manuals. Has the original roof and hatch covers!
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is gorgeous: very, very clean with nice, crisp lettering!
An "aerial" view of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9 original box (small tears; minor creases). The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square & sturdy and there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

We have not had many gray "546446" N&W quad hoppers over the years and this one is sharp and it comes in one of the nicest 6446 boxes we have ever had! The car is a realistic-looking piece of rolling stock that will look great on a layout or on a display shelf!
X6454 Southern Pacific
Boxcar
E+ Yes $125 Reddish-brown painted (9 1/4 inch) SP boxcar with white heat-stamped lettering and early SP herald (with the break in the outer circle between the "R" & "N" letters): 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 clean with strong lettering and nice vibrant paint.
Photo of the roof.

A scarce, prototypical-looking car in nice condition! It is also one of the harder cars from the "X6454 Series" to find.
6462 New York Central
Gondola
E+/OB Yes $ 40 A painted, tile red NYC long gondola with white heat-stamped lettering and two lines of weight data: version from 1951 with the "N" in the second panel, brakewheels and staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Some moisture spots and a few paint chips and that's about it for flaws. The car is clean with strong lettering and nice vibrant paint! Has the correct load of six original large unstained drums (DRUMS not barrels); the drums have two hoops plus top and bottom rims.
A better look at the drums plus a view of the inside of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing one interior coupler flap and a nearby inner flap and that end is taped shut; tears; tape inside; scrapes; stains). A few flaws but this box is fairly clean, square and sturdy! It is also the correct box for this version of the red 6462.
Another view of the box.

Red 6462 gondolas were made from 1950-57; however, the "Middle Classic" box (with "RED" on the end flaps but without a suffix) plus the body mold, deluxe features, placement of the "N" in the 2nd panel, trucks and the load all help to date this car as a 1951 item.

A good-looking gondola with the load that is often missing.
File photo showing this earlier-type tile-red gondola with drums and the later blood-red gondola with barrels.
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.
6464-150 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!
6464-225 Southern Pacific
Boxcar
======
E++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $195 A black-painted SP boxcar (type IIa) from 1954 that was NEVER USED: has white and yellow rubber-stamped lettering plus metal, bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
One door guide is a little discolored and that's about it for flaws! The car is very, very clean with vibrant paint, crisp lettering and sharp graphics. Has the original inspection slip!
Photo of the inspection slip and an "aerial" view of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; scuff; some dirt). The box is solid: complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A sharp, prototypical-looking piece of rolling stock in a very 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.
6464-275 State of Maine
Boxcar
E+/OB Yes $350 The "BANGOR & AROOSTOOK" (State of Maine) boxcar (type IIa) with unpainted solid-RED doors from 1955 only: has an unpainted white (ivory) body (with grooves) and 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.
A few rust spots on one of the door guides and a small amount of box rub; that is about it for flaws! It is a very clean car with nice lettering and vibrant paint!
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; "aged" look). A solid box: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It is also the correct "Middle Classic" box for this car.
Another view of the box.

Only the third time we have ever had this boxcar; it is a very photogenic (and uncommon) car!
6464-650 Rio Grande
Boxcar
======
E++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $235 D & R G W (type IIb) boxcar from 1957-58 that was NEVER USED: version with "built date" plus metal trucks with tab couplers. 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.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! It is a very, very clean car with nice silver, sharp striping and crisp lettering.
Photo of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; dented; mildly distorted; tape inside). A decent box overall as it is clean, complete, fairly square & sturdy! It is also the correct box for the early version of this car.
Another view of the box.

A sharp, very colorful, very attractive and very photogenic car! It is also first unrun early-version Rio Grande Boxcar we have ever had for sale!
6464-650 Rio Grande
Boxcar
E+ Yes $135 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.
Photo of the roof.
The corner end ribbing on one side has a small chip and there is one very, very light surface scratch on the side that the camera doesn't pick up. That's it for flaws! It is a very, very clean car with beautiful silver, sharp striping and crisp lettering.

A sharp, very colorful, very attractive and very photogenic car!
6465 Cities Service
Tank Car
E++ Yes $ 85
SOLD
A painted-green 2-dome tank car from 1960-62: has white lettering plus early-AAR trucks with two operating couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A few small paint chips on the metal frame and that's about it for flaws! It is a gorgeous car: very, very clean with beautiful lettering, nice vibrant paint and a rust-free frame -- plus the car is all intact with no cracks or missing plastic!
An "aerial" view.
These tank cars were once plentiful but for many years they were ignored by collectors. Now they are very hard to find in collector quality condition and this example is only the second one we have had in the past four years! It is sharp!

Our Archives Page has more information on 6465 Cities Service Tank Cars.
6467 "Miscellaneous" Car ======
E++
Un-run
OB
======
Yes $125 A Bulkhead Car from 1956 only that was NEVER USED: red with white, heat-stamped lettering plus bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
Minimal flaws! The car is completely intact and very, 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 9 original box (tears; creases). A SOLID box: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

A sharp, prototypical piece of rolling stock for your layout and it is in a spectacular box! Note that Lionel never furnished a load with this hard-to-find car.
6473 Horse Transport Car E++/OB Yes $ 95 A stock car with "bobbing horse heads" from 1964-65: also known as the Rodeo Car, this one is the deep yellow (or cadmium yellow) version with red lettering. Has late AAR trucks with one fixed coupler and one operating coupler.
Photo of the other side.
Absolutely spectacular: very, very clean with gorgeous lettering!
An "aerial" view.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (small tears; scuffs; scrape from a price sticker removal). The box is solid: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

Note: excluding coupler combinations, there are four main versions of the Rodeo Car that usually came unboxed in sets: DARK yellow with RED lettering (most common), LIGHT (lemon) yellow with RED lettering, DARK yellow with MAROON lettering and LIGHT yellow with MAROON lettering (hardest to find). In addition, a fifth version (this one -- with a deep or cadmium yellow body and red letters) usually came boxed.
6477 "Miscellaneous" Car
with Pipes
Load: E++

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $135 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.
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 8+ original box (minor tears; some dirt; "period" writing). A SOLID box: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
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 and it is in a very, very strong box!
Two different versions of the 6511 Pipe Car:
6511 Flatcar
with Pipes
Load:
E++

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $135 Here's a car we have not had for sale in a while: the unpainted, light-chocolate-brown flatcar with five (5) ORIGINAL silver pipes. Version from late 1955 with stamped-steel metal truck mounting plates and bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
Photo of the other side.
A very, very clean car with crisp lettering!
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; writing). The box is very presentable as it is clean, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

The brown 6511 is harder to find than the red versions and this prototypical-looking car is sharp.
6511 Flatcar
with Pipes
Load:
E+

Car:
E++
OB
Yes $125 A brick-red flatcar with five (5) ORIGINAL silver pipes: Earliest version from 1953-54 with diecast truck mounting plates and bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the other side.
One pipe has a couple of dings but it is completely intact; the other four pipes are in excellent plus or better condition. A couple of paint chips on the car's decking and that's about it for flaws! It is very, very clean with nice crisp lettering!
Photo of the pipes and an "aerial" view of the car's decking.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; scrape from removing a price sticker; heavily taped). Even with the flaws, this box is decent as it is clean, complete, square and very sturdy!
Another view of the box.

The 6511 with diecast truck mounting plates is the most desirable of the 6511 flatcars for operators. It harder to find than the later red versions and the heavy diecast mounting plates serve as ballast thus allowing the car to hold the rails well.
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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.
6800 Flatcar with Airplane Load:
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Car:
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Yes $225 Red flatcar from 1957 (mold #6424-11 & "6800" on right) with an ORIGINAL (yellow over black) Airplane:
Photo of the other side.
Flat has white heat-stamped lettering plus metal, bar-end trucks with tab couplers.
An "aerial" view showing the car's decking and the top of the plane.
The flat is very clean with rust-free truck supports and crisp white lettering. Has a repro tie-down band.
Photo of the plane.
The Beechcraft "Bonanza" plane has a few scratches on the side windows but it is very clean overall with all tabs intact!
Another view of the plane.
The plane has the 6800-60 Lionel part number on the bottom identification plate.
Photo of the identification on the bottom of the plane.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (creases; tears; some dirt). The box is very presentable as it is complete, fairly clean, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.
Has the original instruction sheet #6800-62 dated 11/57.
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Sharp car, nice original load, strong box -- plus a seldom-seen instruction sheet.

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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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