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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 New Haven Box Car No. 6464-725 LIONEL TRAINS NEW HAVEN BOX CAR No. 6464-725

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New Haven No. 6464-725 Variation D
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Hagerstown checherboard box end for Variation D

Lionel Trains New Haven Box Car No. 6464-725The Lionel New Haven Box Car No. 6464-725 has confused everyone for years. We’ll try to make some sense out of this issue below.
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This box car was first available from 1962 until 1966. During these years there were three variations, but they all had ORANGE painted colored Type IV bodies with BLACK heat-stamped lettering and unpainted BLACK plastic multi-block doors.

No. 6464-725 Orange Picture Box End incorrectly labeled -735 No. 6464-725 Box End incorrectly labeled -735

All of these cars came with AAR trucks. Why Lionel issued every one of these cars in an ORANGE picture box that always has the number "6464-735" printed on the ends is a mystery.
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It gets even more confusing because in the last year of Post War production, in 1969, Lionel re-issued the BLACK painted No. 6464-425. However, because years earlier the heat stamp had been changed to "6464-725" this was the number that was printed on the sides of this box car. It was identified in the 1969 catalog as a Type IIa No. 6464-425, and this number is also reflected in the text of the catalog. However, it used the same Type IV body mold as the earlier variations, but was equipped with bar-end trucks. To further complicate identification of this car, it was issued in a Hagerstown checkerboard box that is numbered "6464-425!"

Here are the four variations:
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Variation A: Body is LIGHT ORANGE in color.
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Variation B: Body is MEDIUM ORANGE in color.
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Variation C: Is identical to Variation B except the lettering is printed with hi-gloss BLACK paint.

New Haven No. 6464-725 B Variation

Variation D: Body is BLACK with WHITE heat-stamped. Multi-block doors are found in a painted and unpainted ORANGE color. Came with bar-end trucks in a Hagerstown checkerboard box numbered "6464-425."
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The Hagerstown Checkerboard Box
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