Lionel Lines
Boat Car
1957 - 1960

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The 6801 Boat Car is an attractive and popular freight car. It was produced for four years in the late 1950, and although there are two variations to the flatcar, the original boat actually has three variations.

The 6801 flatcar was produced during the period when Lionel converted most of its rolling stock from bar-end trucks to AAR trucks. As is common with the transition items, this car can be located with both the bar-end and AAR trucks.

Standard features of this car vary with the year of production. The following list identifies the features unique to each year:

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

Bar-end Trucks - Shown in the photo above - A one year only item and is harder to locate than the AAR truck version. Note the photo above has an incorrect reproduction boat on the flatcar.
AAR Trucks - Produced for three years and easier to locate than the bar-end truck version.

6801 Boat Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Bar-end Trucks 1957:'6801' Late Classic 1957 & 1958
AAR Trucks 1958 - 1960:'6801-50' Late Classic 1957 & 1958
~ ~ ~ ~~:'6801-75' Late Classic 1957 & 1958
~ ~ ~ ~~:Orange Perforated 1959 & 1960

Inventory For Sale
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6801 Boat Car
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Available inventory as of Fri Feb 12 03:00:01 2016 .
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 80.00Here's a complete, undamaged flatcar with an original postwar blue boat. The flatcar has complete trucks and all side steps are attached and not cracked nor broken.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+$ 97.00Now available is a gorgeous flatcar with an original postwar blue-hull boat. There are no nicks, chips nor marks on either the boat nor freight car. The trucks are complete and free of rust.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+/OB$135.00Up for sale is a beautiful, solid and complete empty separate sale boat box. The box has vibrant exterior colors and is free or writing, tears and stains.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+/OB$160.00Here's a beautiful, all-original flatcar with a complete, undamaged original blue boat. The flatcar looks gorgeous, has vibrant colors and crisp, clean side lettering.
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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/OB$195.00Sun Oct 28 05:33:22 2012 This variation, with bar-end trucks and a brown boat, was only produced for a single year, 1957. The boat and flatcar look beautiful, each having vibrant colors along with nice, white lettering on the flatcar.
Table generated at Fri Feb 12 17:10:22 2016 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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