6460
Bucyrus Erie
Crane Car
1952 - 1954


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History
The 6460 Bucyrus Erie operating crane car was a continuation of the 2460 crane car with some manufacturing changes. The primary difference is the 6460 has four-wheel trucks while the 2460 has six-wheel trucks. Otherwise, the crane cars are very similar in appearance and operation.

The crane was equipped with two functional crank handles. The rear crank operated the position of the boom while the side crank was used to raise and lower the hook

Features
Standard features of the 6460 include: rotating cab, manually crank handles to operated the boom and hook, black painted cab and die-cast frame with white lettering. It was always produced with bar-end trucks.

Other standard features on the 6460 include:

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
A common problem of the 6460 crane car is the way in which the cab was secured to the rotating frame. The screwholes are frequently found stripped or shattered. A cab with intact screwholes will command a premium.

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.

Black Cab - Shown in the photo above - The most common version.
Red Cab - Assumed to be a limited run during 1954. This crane car is usually referred to as the 6460-25 crane car and is rare.

6460 Bucyrus Erie Crane Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Black Cab 1952 - 1954:OPS CLassic with both inserts1952
Red Cab 1954:6460-25 Middle Classic1954

Inventory For Sale
The following inventory is available for sale from our website sponsors.

6460 Bucyrus Erie Crane Car
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Available inventory as of Wed Aug 27 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
Seaside Trainz7$ 50.00Here's Lionel traditional crane car from the early 1950's. This one has a die-cast base, all-metal trucks and a functional boom and hook.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$ 88.00Here is a nice and clean crane car that is all-original and free of rust and damage. There are minor rub marks on some high areas and the overall condition is close to 7+
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$155.00Up for sale is the one-year-only red cab version of the 6460 crane car. This crane car is in nice condition easily graded a 7, but to a 7+! The side lettering is crisp and complete and there is no damage to the crane car.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$235.00Here is an original red cab crane car which was only produced for a single year: 1954. This one is in great condition, easily graded a 7+ and close to an 8! The side lettering is crisp and complete and there is no damage to the crane car.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$260.00Here's a nice and clean red cab version of the crane car. This was only produced for a single year and is somewhat hard to find. The exterior colors are vibrant and the side lettering is crisp and clean.
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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SponsorConditionPriceDateComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 95.00Tue Mar 12 19:33:09 2013 Here is the 1953 version of the crane. This crane is in terrific condition. This complete, undamaged crane car is free of nicks, chips and blemishes.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8$120.00Sat Jan 26 11:38:59 2013 This is a beautiful, complete, undamaged crane car that's free of nicks, chips and blemishes. The exterior black is in pristine condition and the white lettering is solid and not worn nor faded.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$194.00Mon Mar 26 17:55:59 2012 Up for sale is an all-original, rare, red-cab version of the 6460 crane car. This crane car is clean, complete and undamaged. The trucks and frame are free of rust and oxidation while the side lettering is complete and the cab is free of nicks and blemishes.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$290.00Fri Oct 4 17:42:36 2013 Now available is the very hard-to-find, one-year only red cab version of the crane car. This freight car has vibrant exterior colors, crisp and clean side lettering and is close to condition 8!
All Aboard Train Shoppe10/OB$325.00Fri Jun 8 05:28:57 2012 Here is an rare red cab crane car which was only produced for a single year: 1954. This one is in fantastic condition, unused and brand new! The side lettering is crisp and complete and there is no damage to the crane car.
Table generated at Wed Aug 27 19:12:18 2014 .

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