Mercury Capsule
Carrying Car
1962 & 1963

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The 6413 Mercury Capsule Carrying Car was produced for only two years. It was included in several catalogued sets as well as being available as a separate sale item. Due to several small and fragile parts, complete and original 6413's are difficult to locate.

This freight car is based upon the imagination of Lionel's engineering department. The unique look and profile of the Mercury Capsule car -- with its humped-up frame and unusual cargo load -- will make this freight car stand out on any layout or display case.

The 6413 Mercury Capsule Carrying car contains the following standard features: unpainted blue frame with white lettering, two gray simulated Mercury Capsule's, metal support posts between the capsules plus two tie-down straps at each end

Most experienced collectors know the 6413 did not include a brakewheel nor brakewheel stands at each end -- which was included on the 6519 Allis Chalmers humped-up freight car.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of this type of flatcar is approximately 11 1/4" long (coupler to coupler).

Medium Blue Frame - Shown in the photo above - Almost all 6413's have a medium blue frame.
Light Blue / Aqua Frame - A rare variation exists with a light blue frame, almost an aqua or blue-green color.

6413 Mercury Capsule Carrying Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Medium Blue Frame 1962 & 1963:~ ~ ~ ~~
Light Blue Frame 1962:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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6413 Mercury Capsule Carrying Car
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Available inventory as of Thu Feb 11 03:00:01 2016 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe7/OB$535.00Now available is the rarest Capsule freight car, the teal blue variation! This freight car is in great condition with vibrant colors and crisp, clean side lettering. There are no nicks, marks nor blemishes on the exterior.
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe8+$125.00Mon Mar 25 17:05:15 2013 This is a gorgeous freight car with two original capsules and guide wire but reproduction 6418-9 elastic bands. It's in pristine condition, is flawless and has vibrant colors with crisp and complete white heat-stamped lettering.
All Aboard Train Shoppe9/OB$335.00Sun Sep 30 17:38:24 2012 Now available is a stunning, brand new, truly Mint freight car with all original components. The exterior colors are pristine and the side lettering is complete and in perfect condition. This freight car also includes all of the extras as originally sold by Lionel.
All Aboard Train Shoppe9/OB$695.00Fri Sep 7 06:20:04 2012 Here's the extremely rare aquamarine version of the 6413 Mercury Capsule Car. This car is in gorgeous condition and looks new. The car shows very little evidence of use or being on a track. Also included are the original capsules numbered 1 & 2, original instructions, box and guide wire!
All Aboard Train Shoppe10/OB$407.00Mon Sep 16 19:34:52 2013 Up for sale is this stunning, brand new Mercury Capsule Carrying Car. This medium blue, 1962 version is in mint condition, it has never even be run! The colors and lettering are absolutely gorgeous without a scratch nor nick to be seen.
All Aboard Train Shoppe10/OB$800.00Tue May 26 11:53:15 2015 This is the rarest of all variations, the teal blue flatcar! This freight car looks amazing, it's in new condition and there are no nicks, marks nor blemishes on the exterior! Even the side lettering is crisp, clean and complete.
Table generated at Thu Feb 11 22:28:53 2016 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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