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|This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.|
LIONEL TRAINS GONDOLA CARS
ionel knew the value of this car from the pre-war years. Although, all of the post war cars would be made from plastic, they carried the tradition of hauling many types of loads into to the post war period. It was a rare train set that did not have at least one of these cars.
The first car issued was a nicely detailed eight inch car labeled for the Pennsylvania railroad in 1945. In 1948, this car was joined by another eight inch car that was labeled "LIONEL" and was always found in Lionel’s Scout and later their more economical sets. The third, and larger, 9-9/16 inch car was almost always imprinted with New York Central markings. There were other specialized cars that were issued and these are listed in the Operating Cars section.
|2452 SERIES 8 INCH PENNSYLVANIA GONDOLA CARS||6000 SERIES 8 INCH LIONEL GONDOLA CARS|
|6462 SERIES 9-9/16 INCH GONDOLA CARS|
At the bottom of this page are indexed those gondola cars that we’ve researched listed in Numerical order. If the car has no number refer to our No Number listing below.
Readers who need more information are respectfully urged to seek outside sources.
THE 2452 SERIES EIGHT INCH GONDOLA CARS
The Type 1b body mold was used on 1947 and later productions that had Type 3b trucks. Note that the early productions used flat fillister head body screws, while the 1947 and subsequent productions would use smaller round head screws to attach the body to the under frame.
|THE 6000 SERIES EIGHT INCH GONDOLA CARS|
These 8 inch Gondola Cars were first produced for Lionel’s Scout Sets in 1948, and unlike their predecessors the 2452 Series they did not have a metal undercarriage. Equipped initially with scout trucks they would later be fitted with regular trucks with magnetic and later disc couplers. These cars are always imprinted with the "LIONEL" name and were made entirely from plastic.
|This car was produced until the end of the post-war period in 1969.
See the Numerical Index for additional details about the individual gondola cars in this series.
|THE LIONEL 6462 SERIES 9-9/16 INCH GONDOLA CARS|
2452 (347000) Pennsylvania
2452X (347000) Pennsylvania
4452 (347000) Pennsylvania
6002 New York Central
6042 Lionel BLACK (A)
6042-75 Lionel BLUE (B)
6062 New York Central
6142-125 Lionel BLUE
6162 New York Central
6162-60 Alaska Railroad
6452 (347000) Pennsylvania
6462 New York Central BLACK (A)
6462 New York Central BLACK (B)
6462 New York Central BLACK (C)
6462 New York Central BLACK (D)
6462 New York Central BLACK (E)
6462 New York Central BLACK (F)
6462 New York Central BLACK (G)
6462 New York Central BLACK (H)
6462 New York Central BLACK (I)
6462 New York Central BRICK RED (K)
6462 New York Central BRICK RED (L)
6462 New York Central BRICK RED (M)
6462 New York Central RED (Q)
6462-25 (6462) New York Central GREEN
6462-125 (6462) New York Central RED
6462-500 (6462) New York Central PINK (Girl’s Set)
6562-1 (6562) New York Central GRAY (A)
6562-25 (6562) New York Central RED (B)
6562-50 (6562) New York Central BLACK (C)
|We’ve listed these unnumbered cars by their color, type:|
GREEN 6000 Series Plastic w/detailed underside 6142-50
LIGHT BLUE 6000 Series Plastic w/detailed underside 6042-250
OLIVE DRAB 6000 Series Plastic w/detailed underside 6142-175
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