6464-1
Western Pacific
Box Car
1953 - 1954


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History
The 6464-1 Western Pacific box car was the first offering of the infamous 6464-style box cars. In total, four 6464-style cars were created by Lionel in their introductory year, 1953. Production of these box cars allowed Lionel to market a realistic and almost scale-like box car never previously seen in the Lionel family. The 6464-style box cars were an immediate success and remained in the Lionel catalogue up until it's final year of postwar production, 1969. Even today, all 6464-style box cars remain a favorite of collectors and operators.

The 6464-1 Western Pacific is a fairly common car. It was included in sets as well as being available for separate sale. The silver paint on this car tends to fade with age. Clean quality cars are hard to find.

Features
The 6464-1 Western Pacific included the following standard features: silver painted shell with blue lettering, type I body style, single block sliding doors, bar-end trucks with two operating couplers plus a single brakewheel.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The common version of the 6464-1 box car has blue lettering. There was an extremely small production run where Lionel used red lettering on the car. This is a very rare car.

Also, production of the car is assumed to be only in 1953. In 1954, Lionel made a slight modification to the body mold and eliminated the third column of rivets to the right of the sliding door (on each side). A 6464-1 box car without the third column of rivets to the right of the door is another rare version.

Blue Lettering - Shown in the photo above - The common version.
Red Lettering - A rare variation.

6464-1 Western Pacific
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Blue Lettering 1953 - 1954:Middle Classic Box 1953 - 1954
Red Lettering 1953:~ ~ ~ ~~

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

6464-1 Western Pacific
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Available inventory as of Mon Sep 1 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$ 66.00Up for sale is an original Western Pacific box car from the early 1950's. This freight car is complete and free of nicks, chips and rust. There are some minor exterior marks from usage, but no damage.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$ 80.00Here's a nice, clean Western Pacific box car. The exterior colors are nice and the side lettering is complete and not faded nor worn. The bar-end trucks are complete and fully functional.
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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+$120.00Tue Jul 24 09:24:16 2012 Here's a nice and clean freight car with a clean silver exterior and crisp side lettering. There is no rust nor oxidation on the frame, door guides nor trucks and the catwalk ends are complete and undamaged.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$125.00Tue Jul 24 09:23:41 2012 Up for sale is the first 6464 box car catalogued: the Western Pacific. The exterior silver is nice and clean and there is no rust on the frame, door guides nor trucks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$185.00Sat Jan 26 11:41:59 2013 Up for sale is this hard-to-find 1953 Western Pacific Box Car. Only produced for one year, this rare item looks excellent, almost condition 8! The car has a vibrant silver body allowing the blue lettering and logos really catch the eye.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8$210.00Fri Mar 21 08:12:54 2014 Now available for sale is the first 6464 box car produced by Lionel, the Western Pacific. This freight car a gorgeous silver exterior with crisp, clean blue lettering. Even the frame and trucks are clean and free of rust and oxidation.
Table generated at Mon Sep 1 21:47:54 2014 .

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