The Erie No. X6454 Box Car is listed in the Production Table as Variation J and Variation K was available from 1949 until 1952. This 9-1/4" box car was painted BROWN with WHITE heat-stamped lettering. Note that the number "81000" is stamped on the sides. This is not Lionel’s production number. The production number "X6454" is shown on the right side beneath the WHITE "ERIE" logo and car data. It was equipped with Type 3b or Type 4 Staple-end trucks with magnetic couplers. However, some issues in 1952 came with Bar-end trucks. There are two variations:
Variation J: Has BROWN painted metal doors. 1949 to 1951 Production.
Variation K: Has BROWN painted plastic doors. Frequently found with bar-end trucks. 1952 Production.