New Product Spotlight – Made in the USA Military Freight Cars

12 11 2013

When Lionel’s first new Made In America boxcars rolled out last year, we promised that it was only the beginning of a project to bring more production back to the United States. This year, that plan continues with two new freight car models, all assembled here and all decorated to honor the branches of our armed services.

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6-29996 Marines Boxcar

Joining the boxcars in our traditional line are a new tank car and flat car. The cars will be assembled in the United States from parts made here and abroad. Last year’s boxcars sold out quickly – don’t miss your chance to add these historic cars to your collection this year.

packaging

Each car will come in attractive patriotic packaging.

Our new cars are being manufactured in the heart of Virginia, in a region surrounded by the rich military history of America’s Civil War. We have been working very closely with our new supplier to ensure that these cars meet our high expectations for the Made in America name.

The new cars feature:

  • O-27 minimum curve operation
Navy

6-39385 Navy Tank Car

  • Die-cast metal sprung trucks and operating couplers
  • Metal frame on the boxcar
  • Removable load on the flatcar
  • Opening doors on the boxcar
  • Metal brake wheel on all cars
US Army Flatcar - pre-production sample

US Army Flatcar – pre-production sample

Each of the three cars is decorated to honor each of the branches of our armed services: the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard.  They will look great in a train together, mixed with our other military trains, or proudly displayed on your shelf.

6-39387 Air Force Tank Car

6-39387 Air Force Tank Car

For artwork for each of the cars in every branch, see our 2013 Signature Catalog.

Each car retails for $64.99. Don’t wait, see your dealers to order these cars so they don’t pass you by.

Coast Guard

6-29999 Coast Guard Boxcar

National Guard

6-39395 National Guard Flat Car

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3 responses

28 11 2013
Michael K. Welborn, Jr.

Very nice cars. Who is making these? The makers of the other USA runs were revealed and it adds to the collecting enjoyment to have this info.

2 12 2013
lionelllc

Michael, I’m sorry but we can’t disclose the name of our supplier at this time.

7 12 2013
Michael K. Welborn, Jr.

Thanks for the reply. Understood. Looking forward to the story one day.

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