The Lionel SP Type Caboose No. 6457 superceded the No. 2357 as the premiere caboose that Lionel used in their premium sets in 1949. This caboose is distinguished by the Lionel "L" imprint inside two concentric circles that was inscribed on the sides. There are four variations of this car:
Variation A: CHOCOLATE BROWN painted body, BROWN plastic stack.
Variation B: Same as A, but this version has a die-cast stack.
Variation C: Gloss BROWN painted body, with BLACK die-cast stack.
Variation D: MAROON painted body with BLACK die-cast stack.