Bucyrus Erie
Operating Crane Car
1946 - 1950

Page Last Updated 1/10/15

The 2460 Bucyrus Erie operating crane car was the first newly designed crane car of the postwar era. Lionel's version is an accurate representation of a crane car that can be found on the real railroads. The 2460 was included in several work train sets as well as being available for separate sale. Because of its realism, quality and high play value, it remains in demand by collectors and operators.

Standard features of the 2460 include: rotating cab, fully functional boom and hook, painted cab, die-cast frame, white lettering, six-wheel trucks plus two coil couplers.

The hook on the 2460 was always an offset hook. The words 'Lionel Lines' appeared on a single arched line. The 2460 cab never contained a smokestack and the die-cast hand cracks were always the open crank version. A common problem of these crane cars resulted from the method of attaching the cab to the rotating frame: the screws are frequently missing with the plastic screw receptacles shattered.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of the base of a crane car is approximately 8" long (coupler to coupler), while the length of the car including the boom in the lowered position is approximately 12 1/2 inches.

Gray Cab - Produced for a portion of the 1946 production run. The gray cab variation is extremely difficult to locate.
Black Cab - Shown in the photo above - Produced in the later part of 1946 and continued through 1950. This is the more common version of this freight car.

2460 Bucyrus Erie Crane Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Gray Cab 1946 :Both Inserts 1946 - 1950
Black Cab 1946 - 1950:Art Deco 1946 - 1948
~ ~ ~ ~~:Early Classic 1949 & 1950

Inventory For Sale
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2460 Bucyrus Erie Crane Car
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Available inventory as of Sun Feb 14 03:00:02 2016 .
There are no 2460 items currently available for sale.
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7$ 82.00Thu Mar 19 20:47:37 2015 Up for sale is the impressive six-wheel crane car produced by Lionel in the late 1940's. This freight car is complete and not damaged nor broken. The exterior color is clean and the side lettering is complete.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$ 90.00Wed Feb 18 07:09:31 2015 Now available is an, original, premium six-wheel crane car produced in the late 1940's. This crane is clean with nice side lettering and nothing damaged on the cab, base nor boom. Additionally, there is no rust nor oxidation on the base nor trucks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 96.00Tue Dec 16 18:35:44 2014 Here is an all original Bucyrus Erie Crane Car, produced in the later 1940’s, in great condition. This 1947 version has premium 6-wheel trucks. The car is very clean and looks excellent.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 98.00Sun Feb 16 16:08:45 2014 Up for sale is the premium 6-wheel crane car as produced in the late 1940's. This freight car has been cleaned, serviced, tested and all functionality works as originally designed. The frame and trucks are clean and the body is complete and undamaged.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$475.00Fri Aug 9 18:24:21 2013 Here's the rare grey cab variation of the 2460. The side cab lettering is crisp and clean and the printing on the frame is complete and not worn. The trucks are complete and free of rust and oxidation.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8$120.00Tue Apr 24 05:18:07 2012 This is a gorgeous, all-original, premium crane that has pristine lettering and vibrant exterior colors. The crane car is super clean and there's not a nick nor mark on the exterior. The base looks great and is free of nicks, chips and marks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8$120.00Sun Jan 4 17:53:32 2015 Up for sale is a beautiful, all-original crane car from the mid-1940's. These early crane cars with their premium six-wheel trucks are preferred by both collectors and operators.
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