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This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.

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Lionel 6456 Series Hopper Cars LIONEL TRAINS LEHIGH VALLEY HOPPER CAR No. 2456

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The Lionel Trains Lehigh Valley No. 2456 Type I Variation A
No. 2456 Early Classic Box End

Lionel 6456 Series Hopper CarsThe Lehigh Valley Hopper Car No. 2456 was the first issue of this Hopper Car type issued only in 1948 for O Gauge. All of the O Gauge sets issued in 1948 have electronic couplers and came with an RCS Uncoupling Track section. This Hopper Car’s O27 Gauge equivalent in listed under the No. 6456. There is no difference between these cars except for the changed number.
This car is listed in the Production Table as Variation A of the Type I body that has WHITE heat-stamped lettering and came with Type 3b staple-end trucks with electronic couplers. Shows the number "25000" on the sides of the car. There are two variations:
Variation A: FLAT BLACK paint.
Variation B: GLOSS BLACK paint.

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