Lionel Lines
Transformer Car
1947 & 1948

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The 2461 Transformer car was offered by Lionel for two years, 1947 and 1948. It is a fairly accurate representation of a real railroad car designed to haul large and heavy cargo.

As with Lionel's other transformer cars -- the 6418, 6461 and 6818 -- all transformer insulators are extremely fragile. It is difficult to find this car with original and undamaged insulators. Additionally, original coils are generally faded to a light yellow color -- simply due to their age.

The 2461 Transformer car has the following standard features: painted gray flatcar with black lettering, two staple-end trucks with operating coil couplers, brakewheel stand and brakewheel at each end plus a metal footstep at each corner.

The transformer has a white-lettered decal near the top of the transformer. This decal is generally located only on one side of the transformer -- rarely will the decal be on both sides.

The transformer is available in either black or red -- with the red version being harder to locate.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
In 1949, the 2461 was renumbered to 6461 with the conversion from coil couplers to magnetic couplers.

Red Transformer - Shown in the photo above - This is considered to be the earlier production version and harder-to-locate than the black version. Production is assumed to be only in 1947.
Black Transformer - The more common version and assumed to have been produced in both 1947 and 1948.

2461 Transformer Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Black Transformer 1946:Art Deco 1947
Red Transformer 1947 & 1948:~ ~ ~ ~~

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2461 Transformer Car
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Available inventory as of Fri Feb 12 03:00:01 2016 .
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$140.00Mon Mar 31 06:24:13 2014 Here's the harder-to-find red version of the transformer car. This freight car has an original red transformer with all four original coils still intact and not repaired nor replaced.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$175.00Sun Nov 18 14:43:24 2012 This is the red version of the transformer car with an original original transformer and four original coils. Also included is an original box and insert, both in great condition.
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