6468
Double Door
Automobile Box Car
1953 - 1958


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History
The 6468 Double Door Automobile box car is a modified 6464-style box car. The main modification is the inclusion of a second door on each side -- thus having a total of four sliding doors on the box car.

The 6468 Baltimore & Ohio was the first double door box car introduced by Lionel. Its blue exterior and prototypical lettering and graphic makes this car an accurate model of its real-life counterpart.

The second -- and final automobile box car in the postwar era -- is the 6468-25 Hew Haven. It's colorful exterior and graphics are similar to many real-life New Haven box car.

Features
The 6468 box cars included the following standard features:

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
It is somewhat common to locate a 6468-25 New Haven box car with maroon side doors. The maroon door version is generally believed to be a post-factory creation by Madison Hardware. New examples were regularly available from Madison Hardware through the mid-1990s.

6468 Baltimore & Ohio - The common variation is painted blue.
6468 Baltimore & Ohio - An extremely rare variation is painted tuscan. This is assumed to be a one-year-only item from 1955.
6468-25 Hew Haven - Black Doors - Shown in the photo above - The common version.
6468-25 New Haven - Maroon Doors - Generally viewed as a post-factory set-up by Madison Hardware.

6468 Double Door Automobile Box Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Baltimore & Ohio - Blue 1953 - 1955:B & O Middle Classic 1953 - 1955
Baltimore & Ohio - Tuscan 1955:Middle Classic Stamped 'X' - Tuscan version1955
New Haven - Black Doors 1956 - 1958:~ ~ ~ ~~
New Haven - Maroon Doors ??:~ ~ ~ ~~

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

6468 Double Door Automobile Box Car
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Available inventory as of Fri Apr 18 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
Seaside Trainz5$ 35.00Car is clean and in good shape but cat walk on one end.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$ 80.00This is a nice, complete double-door boxcar with clean, crisp exterior graphics and vibrant exterior colors. There is no damage to the car and certainly no rust nor oxidation on the frame, trucks nor door guides.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 88.00Now available is a clean, complete B & O double-door boxcar with vibrant exterior colors and crisp, clean graphics. The freight car is free of damage, rust and oxidation.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$145.00This is a amazing looking orange and black New Haven box car. This freight car has a black N over the white H. The exterior colors are vibrant and the side lettering is in perfect condition. There is no rust nor oxidation on the frame nor trucks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe10/OB$343.00Here is an absolutely beautiful, brand new, never used Baltimore & Ohio Box Car. This 1955 version is in mint condition and still has its original $5.50 price on the frame! A true rarity!
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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 Shoppe6$ 24.00Thu Feb 2 19:45:31 2012 Up for sale is the Baltimore and Ohio double door box car. This freight car is complete and has clean trucks and frame, but there is some light oxidation beginning on some of the door guides.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 85.00Thu Dec 29 14:49:55 2011 Here's a very clean box car with vibrant exterior colors and clean, crisp lettering and graphics. There is no rust nor blemishes on the frame, trucks nor box car.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$435.00Fri Jul 12 15:54:00 2013 Up for sale is the hard-to-find tuscan version of the B & O box car. The freight car is nice and clean and free of rust and oxidation. There are no nicks, chips nor blemishes to the exterior.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$135.00Sat May 26 18:24:42 2012 Up for sale is a stunning blue box car, complete with vibrant exterior colors and clean, crisp lettering and graphics. There are no nicks, chips nor blemishes on the box car.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$110.00Thu Dec 29 14:50:51 2011 This is an all-original, nice and clean New Haven double-door automobile box car. The exterior lettering and colors are clean, crisp and show no signs of fading nor aging. There are no nicks, chips nor cracks on the exterior.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$115.00Sat Feb 16 14:11:04 2013 This is an original, complete and undamaged New Haven automobile box car. The exterior lettering and colors are clean, crisp and pristine. This box car has the half-serif black letter "N".
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+$125.00Sun Nov 24 14:23:39 2013 Here is a lovely, orange New Haven Box Car. This 1956 version has the black N over the white H. The car is in fantastic condition, almost a 9!
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