Categories

Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...

6119 Delaware, Lackawanna & Western

6119a.jpg

Production:  1955 - 1966

History
The 6119 D.L. & W. (Delaware, Lackawanna & Western) work caboose marked the introduction of a scaled down version of Lionel's premium work caboose. This new work caboose style allowed Lionel to save money by using less expensive materials.

Originally introduced in 1955, Lionel produced several different versions of the 6119. For each new version, Lionel included a suffix to the stock number to differentiate the newer version from a prior version.

Features
The 6119 work caboose generally had the same features between versions. The following is a summary of each caboose with its appropriate suffix, features and years of production:

  • 6119 - Unpainted red caboose and tray with white lettering, black painted frame with white lettering, four corner footsteps, bar-end trucks with a single operating coupler plus a short plastic smokestack. This version was available in 1955 and 1956.
  • 6119-25 - Unpainted orange caboose and tray with black lettering, orange painted frame with black lettering, bar-end trucks with a single operating coupler plus a short plastic smokestack. This was only available in 1956.
  • 6119-50 - Unpainted brown caboose and tray with white lettering, brown painted frame with white lettering, four corner footsteps, bar-end trucks with a single operating coupler plus a short plastic smokestack. This was only available in 1956.
  • 6119-75 - Unpainted gray caboose and tray with black lettering, gray painted frame with black lettering, four corner footsteps, bar-end trucks with a single operating coupler plus a short plastic smokestack. This was only available in 1957.
  • 6119-100 - Unpainted red caboose with white lettering, unpainted gray tray, unpainted black painted frame with white lettering, four corner footsteps plus a short plastic smokestack. It was produced with bar-end trucks in 1957 and AAR trucks thereafter, always with a single operating coupler. This was the longest running version as it started in 1957 and lasted through 1969.
  • 6119-125 - Unpainted olive green caboose and tray with white 'Rescue Unit' lettering, olive painted frame with white lettering, four corner footsteps, AAR trucks with a single coupler plus a short plastic smokestack. This was only available in 1964.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
A very common problem with all 6119 cabooses is with the footsteps. Quite frequently the corner footsteps are either broken off or the paint has flaked off of the frame. Locating a 6119 work caboose with intact steps and paint is difficult.

The length of this caboose is approximately 8 1/2" long (coupler to end).

6119 - Shown in the photo above - A fairly common caboose.
6119-25 - Readily available with minimal effort.

6119b.jpg
6119-50 - Hard to find in collectable condition.

6119c.jpg
6119-75 - Hard to find in collectable condition.

6119d.jpg
6119-100 - The most common version of all 6119 cabooses, usually found with AAR trucks.

6119e.jpg
6119-125 - The most difficult 6119 caboose to locate, a rare caboose.

This site brought to you by:

aats.gif

Click on their logo to view high quality postwar Lionel trains for sale
    There are no products in this category.