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|This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.|
|LIONEL TRAINS SP TYPE LIONEL LINES CABOOSE No. 6017|
The Lionel Lines Caboose No. 6017 was produced beginning in 1951 and continued until 1962. It was used in Lionel’s more economically priced sets and really isn’t taken very seriously by collectors today. Which is why there is information that is lacking about the variations. During the period this caboose was in production there were many changes that occurred that encompass all of the body Die Types that Lionel used on the SP caboose. Prior to 1958, these cabooses had metal trucks, and after this year they are early AAR with disc couplers. See the table below for the details about the variations of this caboose.
|LIONEL LINES No. 6017 CABOOSE VARIATIONS|
|VAR.||DIE||PAINTED/LETTERED||PLASTIC||FASTENED TO BODY||TRUCKS||COUPLERS||BOX No.|
|A||1||LIGHT TUSCAN/WHITE||GRAY||with TABS||AAR||DISC||6017|
|D||2||GRAY/BLACK||??||with TABS||AAR||DISC||6017-85 *|
|E||2||FLAT MAROON/WHITE||MARBLED||with TABS||AAR||DISC||??|
|F||2||DARK BROWN/WHITE||??||with TABS||AAR||DISC||??|
|G||2||DULL RED/WHITE||GRAY||with TABS||AAR||DISC||6017|
|H||2A||DARK TUSCAN/WHITE||AQUA||with TABS||AAR||DISC||6017|
|I||3A||— /WHITE||RED||with SCREWS||STAPLE-END||MAGNETIC||??|
|J||3A||SHINNY TUSCAN/WHITE||??||with SCREWS||BAR-END||MAGNETIC||??|
|K||3B||— /WHITE||MAROON||with SCREWS||BAR-END||MAGNETIC||??|
|L||3B||SHINNY TUSCAN/WHITE **||??||with SCREWS||BAR-END||TABBED||??|
|N||4||DARK TUSCAN/WHITE||BLACK||with TABS||AAR||DISC||??|
|O||4||DARK TUSCAN/WHITE||RED||with TABS||AAR||DISC||??|
| * Came with the Marine Corps Set No. 1595 in 1958. Relatively rare.
** 6017 is underscored.
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