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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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Lionel Trains Boston & Maine Box Car No. 6464-475 LIONEL TRAINS BOSTON & MAINE BOX CAR No. 6464-475

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No. 6464-475 Variation A
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No. 6464-475 Late Classic Box End

Lionel Trains Boston & Maine Box Car No. 6464-475The Boston & Maine Box Car No. 6464-475 was available from 1957 until 1960, and was again produced from 1965-66 and in 1968. Production spanned three different body types that have various shades BLUE body with BLACK and WHITE heat-stamped lettering and Multi-block doors. Early issues in 1957 have bar-end trucks with tabbed couplers and all of the later issues came with AAR trucks that were equipped with disc couplers.
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There are ten variations:

No. 6464-475 Variation F

Variation A: Painted MEDIUM BLUE Type IIB body with "BLT 2-57 / BY LIONEL".
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Variation B: Unpainted MEDIUM BLUE Type IIB body with "BLT 2-57 / BY LIONEL".
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Variation C: Painted MEDIUM BLUE Type III body with "BLT 2-57 / BY LIONEL".
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Variation D: Unpainted MEDIUM BLUE Type III body with "BLT 2-57 / BY LIONEL".
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Variation E: Unpainted MEDIUM BLUE Type IV body with "BLT 2-57 / BY LIONEL"
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Variation F: Unpainted DARK BLUE Type IV body with "BLT 2-57 / BY LIONEL".
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Variation G: Same as Vairation F except with "BLT / BY LIONEL".
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Variation H: Painted MEDIUM BLUE Type IV GRAY plastic body with "BLT 2-57 / BY LIONEL".
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Variation I: Painted DARK BLUE Type IV YELLOW or GRAY plastic body with "BLT / BY LIONEL".
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Variation J: Painted PURPLE BLUE Type IV BLUE or GRAY plastic body with "BLT 2-57 / BY LIONEL".

No. 6464-475 Orange Picture Box End
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No. 6464-475 Overprinted Orange Picture Box End
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