Lionel Electric Trains Identification Guide Sub-Title
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This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.

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The Lionel Trains No. 6460 Crane Car LIONEL TRAINS BUCYRUS ERIE CRANE CAR No. 6460

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Bucyrus Erie Crane Car No 6460 Variation C
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No. 6460 Middle Classic Box End
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The Lionel Trains No. 6460 Crane CarThe Lionel Bucyrus Erie Crane Car No. 6460 was issued from 1952 until 1954 and replaced the No. 2460 that was last issued in 1950. This crane has heat-stamped "LIONEL LINES" printed on the BLACK painted cab in WHITE sans-serif lettering on two lines, of which the upper line is arched. The lettering on the side of the die-cast metal chassis is also heat-stamped in WHITE and this lettering accounts for the variations of this car. Note that the hook is turned ninety degrees from the direction of the pulley. The handles on the cranks are a quarter inch long and this car usually came with four-wheel bar-end trucks that have magnetic couplers.

There are three variations:
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Variation A: Has the "LIONEL LINES" printed on the chassis in expanded bold serif lettering and beneath it: "WT-375,000-2- 18 NH" with the hyphens around the "2". Late 1954 production.
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Variation B: Has the "LIONEL LINES" printed on the chassis in thin condensed serif letters and beneath it: "WT-375,000 2 18 NH" with one hyphen in back of the "WT". This variation was an early 1954 production.
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Variation C: Has the "LIONEL LINES" printed on the chassis in thin condensed serif letters and beneath it: "WT 375,00 2 18 NH" without the hyphens. This variation was produced from 1952 to early 1954.
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Thick lettering with dashes on Variation A
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Thin lettering with one dash on Variation B
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Thin lettering without dashes on Variation C
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