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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 Trains Great Northern Box Car No. 6464-450 LIONEL TRAINS GREAT NORTHERN BOX CAR No. 6464-450

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Great Northern No. 6464-450 Variation A
No. 6464-450 Picture Box End

Lionel Trains Great Northern Box Car No. 6464-450Great Northern Box Car No. 6464-450 was shown in the 1956 and 1957 catalog and was also available in 1966.

The body was painted OLIVE and ORANGE with YELLOW heat-stamped stripes separating these colors. The lettering is by heat-stamp; OLIVE on the ORANGE stripe, and YELLOW on the OLIVE stripes with a Great Norther decal to the right. The Multi-block door has been painted to match the colors of the car body. This box car has occasionally been found without the YELLOW stripes. This is a factory error.
Early production (1956-57) came with bar-end trucks equipped with tabbed couplers, while the 1966 production came with AAR trucks that have disc couplers.
Three different boxes have been found for the 1966 production. The above picture box has a pasted number "450" tag, while the display box to the right has been rubber-stamped on the end "6464-450," and the late classic box illustrated below that was first issued in 1956. Note that the number that is stamped on the car is "6464450" without the dash.

No. 6464-450 Display Box End

There are four variations:
Variation A: Produced on a Type IIB body that has "BLT 1-56 / BY LIONEL".
Variation B: Produced on a Type III body that has "BLT 1-56 / BY LIONEL".
A rare body type variation.
Variation C: Has a DARK OLIVE body with "BLT / BY LIONEL". 1966 Production.
Variation D: Identical to Variation C but with a LIGHT OLIVE body. 1966 Production.

No. 6464-450 Late Classic Box End
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