The McCall’s Nestle’s Promotional Box Car No. 6044-1X was one of many cars that Lionel started to create for promotional purposes during the late post-war period. These were limited run cars, and the car illustrated to the left used the 6014 casting, and paper applied advertising for McCall’s magazine and Nestle’s Quick. Not much is known about the origins of this car, however, it is known that this car was available in the Chicago area.
Fraudulent examples have been created so the collector should be aware that this car uses a Type I body, arch-bar trucks with solid couplers, body part No. 6044-3 and came in an ORANGE perforated box with over stamp "6044-1X" on the end flap. The side poster has aged over the years and the glue that was used has turned brown.