1956 - 1958

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The 6112 Lionel gondola was introduced by Lionel in 1956 and remained in the catalogue for three years. Whether in a set or for separate sale, the 6112 always included either four white or two red cannisters with lettering.

The 6112 gondola was reserved for beginner and entry level sets. It's bigger brother gondola, the 6462 and 6562, remained the standard for middle-of-the-line and top-of-the-line sets.

The 6112 was available in three color variations, black, blue and white. The black and blue are common items while the white is very hard to locate. A common problem with the white versions is the white has started to age and is frequently found with yellowish areas on the gondola. Additionally, the black lettering on the white gondola is easily smudged when handled or washed. Pure white versions with crisp lettering are extremely hard to locate.

Standard features on the 6112 Lionel Lines gondola include: unpainted bodies (either black, blue or white), bar-end trucks in 1956 and AAR trucks in 1957 and 1958, four cannisters (red or white) with lettering plus a molded brakewheel. White lettering was used on the black and blue versions while black lettering was used on the white gondola.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Black - Shown in the photo above - A common version produced in all three years.
Blue - A common version available in all three years.
White - A desirable gondola. Pure white examples with crisp letters are difficult to locate. The exact year of production is unknown, but assumed to be 1957 and 1958 since it is always found with AAR trucks.

6112 Lionel Gondola
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Black 1956 - 1958:6112-1 Bold Classic1958
Blue 1958:6112-135 Bold Classic1958
White 1957 - 1958:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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6112 Lionel Gondola
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Available inventory as of Wed May 27 03:00:01 2015 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$ 36.00Now available for sale is a super clean black gondola with four original canisters. The canisters look great and have clean, complete side lettering and the freight car is undamaged and free of rust.
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe7$ 11.00Sun Jan 20 08:13:20 2013 This is a complete, undamaged, blue gondola with two original, postwar canisters. The side lettering on the gondola is complete and the trucks and couplers are complete and fully functional.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+/OB$ 45.00Mon May 13 06:56:20 2013 Here's a super clean black gondola with red canisters and AAR trucks. The exterior colors are vibrant and the canisters are in great condition! Even the original box is as solid with crisp colors and graphics.
All Aboard Train Shoppe9/OB$ 85.00Wed Sep 18 20:45:44 2013 Up for sale is a beautiful, blue gondola with red canisters. The exterior colors are pristine and the canisters are in near perfect condition! Even the original box is as solid as a brick.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$115.00Sat Aug 23 14:56:04 2014 Here's the rare white version of the 6112 gondola. Also included are four canisters with perfect side lettering. The side heat-stamped lettering is in fantastic condition. Even the box is a gem, square, solid and crisp with all internal & external flaps.
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