New Product Spotlight – Made in the USA Postwar-Inspired Series

27 05 2014

Lionel’s Made in the U.S.A. line of traditional freight cars continues to expand! Now in addition to our Presidential, Armed Services and Major League Baseball series cars, you can add some familiar railroads to your layout. This line is perfect for those who like the Postwar styling or who simply want some American-made cars with familiar road names to run on their layouts.

PRR boxcar

The classic 6464 boxcars inspired these new designs including the 6-81195 PRR boxcar.

The inspiration for these twelve new cars came from Lionel’s classic 6464-series of boxcars. In addition to bringing back these popular schemes on the boxcar, we’ve adapted them to new flat and tank cars too.

Each car is decorated and assembled here in the US from American-made and imported parts. Each car is available decorated for the Great Northern, Pennsylvania, Santa Fe and Timken Company.

The freight cars feature:

Santa Fe flatcar

Deco samples of the new flatcars were shown at York. Here’s the 6-81204 Santa Fe.

  • Die-cast metal sprung trucks and operating couplers
  • Opening doors on boxcars
  • Metal frame and brake wheel on boxcars
  • Metal handrails, platform and ladders on tank cars
  • Removable load with tie-down straps on flat cars
  • Minimum curve: O27
Great Northern tank

Tank cars too! 6-81201 Great Northern

Suggested retail price on each car is $64.99. These cars are expected to ship in June. See your favorite Lionel dealer to order yours today!


The bright colors of the Timken boxcar remain popular.




6 responses

27 05 2014
Richard L Smith

If this is new tooling, then why just copy something you already have made?
6464 it is not. Try 9700 series.

27 05 2014

I think these cars are great! All I need now is some B&O versions, but the PRR and Timken are great and going straight to my wish list! Thank you Lionel. USA USA USA

27 05 2014
Tom Lynch

Where in the USA
are they made and assembled?

28 05 2014

Our supplier has asked us not to publish their information at this time. Thanks!

1 06 2014
Tom Lynch

Thanks for the reply. I hope at some point they change their mind to be counted as one of many industries still supporting Americans at work. Keep Americans working!

31 05 2014
Conductor Andrew

Reblogged this on theredcaboose1.

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