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The 6464-425 New Haven box car was the eighteenth 6464 series box car offered by Lionel. 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 their final year of postwar production, 1969. Even today, all 6464-style box cars remain a favorite of collectors and operators.
The 6464-425 was included in several sets as well as being available for separate sale. Its plain black exterior with white lettering and bright orange door makes this a plain, yet somewhat attractive box car.
There is some confusion regarding production dates of this car. Experienced collectors believe Lionel produced this car only from 1956 to 1958. The confusion arises because of the availability of a 6464-425 Hagerstown Box -- circa 1968 or 1969. In reality, the 6464-425 Hagerstown box was produced in 1968 or 1969 but included the black version of the 6464-725 New Haven box car.
The 6464-425 box car included the following standard features: painted or unpainted black body, white lettering, orange sliding doors, two operating couplers plus a single brakewheel.
For 1956 and part of 1957, bar-end trucks were standard. However, beginning sometime in 1957, the trucks switched to the AAR style.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The authors of this web site believed the half-serif N version -- meaning the shape of the top right portion of the letter N located to the left of the door -- is assumed to have been produced prior to the full-serif version. The half-serif version usually contains bar-end trucks while the full serif version can be found with either bar-end or AAR trucks.
The length of the 6464 style box car is approximately 10 1/2" long (coupler to coupler).
Half-Serif 'N' - Assumed
to be from 1956 only and is almost always found with bar-end trucks.
Full-Serif 'N' - Shown in the photo above - Assumed to be 1957 and 1958 production. It is usually found with AAR trucks, but bar-end trucks do occassionally surface on this version.
|6464-425 New Haven Box Car
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|Half-Serif 'N'||1956||:||Late Classic||1956 - 1958|
|Full-Serif 'N'||1957 & 1958||:||Hagerstown||1968|
Bottom: Half Serif
|1956 - 1958||:||~ ~ ~ ~||~|
Inventory For Sale
The following inventory is available for sale from our website sponsor's.
|6464-425 New Haven Box Car|
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Available inventory as of Fri May 22 03:00:02 2015 .
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7/OB||$121.00||Here is a lovely looking 1956 New Haven Box Car with its original Late Classic box. The car is in great condition, almost an 8! The box is also in nice condition with both end flaps and most interior flaps.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7||$140.00||Up for sale is a set of two original New Haven box cars. Each car is complete and undamaged. The exterior colors are nice and the side lettering is complete. Both box cars have the early bar-end trucks.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$ 95.00||This is the later version freight car with AAR trucks. The exterior is clean, the paint is crisp and the lettering and graphics are complete and not worn. This box car is the version with the full serif "N".|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+||$ 95.00||Now available is a super clean, almost condition 8 New Haven box car. This freight car has early style AAR trucks with closed journals. The car has a vibrant black exterior with crisp, clean graphics. The car is in nice condition with very minor surface marks to the lettering and body of the car|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$120.00||This is the early version of the New Haven Box Car with bar-end trucks and a Late Classic box. The car is in great condition with clean exterior colors and crisp side lettering.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$140.00||Now available is a super clean box car in a nice Late Classic rubber-stamped original box. The box car is the type III version with early AAR trucks. The frame and trucks look great and show very signs of usage, but the body does have some evidence of minor playwear.|
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.
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|Sponsor||Condition||Price||Date||Comments||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7||$ 85.00||Wed Jan 28 12:20:32 2015
||Up for sale is a later version of the New Haven Box Car with AAR trucks. The car is in great condition with bright lettering and a solid black body.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7||$ 90.00||Fri Feb 8 17:37:29 2013
||Here is the bar-end version of the New Haven Box Car. It is in good condition with very few blemishes to the body. The side lettering and decals are crisp and bold.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$125.00||Fri Jun 15 20:30:23 2012
||Here's an early, preferred New Haven box car version with bar-end truck. It has clean exterior paint, lettering and graphics and includes a decent original box. There are no nicks, chips nor damage on this freight car.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$135.00||Wed May 2 21:03:28 2012
||Up for sale is a nice and clean box car, which also includes a solid original box. The exterior colors are vibrant and the side lettering and graphics are in great condition.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||9/OB||$185.00||Fri Dec 12 13:01:15 2014
||Up for sale is a stunning black New Haven box car with vibrant exterior colors and crisp, clean side lettering. There are no nicks, chips nor blemishes on this box car.
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