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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Lionel Trains U.S.M.C. Trucks Flat Car No. 6809 LIONEL TRAINS U.S.M.C. TRUCKS FLAT CAR No. 6809

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No. 6809 Top View No. 6809 Box End

Lionel Trains U.S.M.C. Trucks Flat Car No. 6809The U.S.M.C. Trucks Car No. 6809 came with two Marine Corps trucks. One was a AA Cannon Truck and the other a First Aid Van. These trucks were made by Pyro Plastics for Lionel and are labeled "PYRO / MADE IN / U.S.A." on the underside.
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Reproduction trucks and parts for these trucks are available so collectors should look for the Pyro inscription. Note: Reproduction parts are indicated by the presence of the letter "M", whereas original parts are numbered.

U.S.M.C. Trucks Car No. 6809
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Produced in 1958 and 1959, this car was part of the Marine Corps set. The unpainted RED flat car chassis came with WHITE heat-stamped lettering with the number to the left, and is equipped with early AAR trucks that have disc couplers. There are two variations:
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Variation A: Created on a No. 6511-2 chassis mold.
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Variation B: Uses a No, 6424-11 chassis mold.

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