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6411 Flatcar w/ Logs

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Production:  1948 - 1950

History
The 6411 flatcar was introduced in 1948. It is a continuation of the 2411 flatcar with magnetic couplers replacing the coil couplers. Otherwise, there are no differences between the two flatcar.

The 6411 flatcar is popular with operators and children. They enjoy creating their own loads to be carried around a layout. It's not uncommon to see a string of 6411 flatcars, each with a different or unique homemande freight load.

Features
The 6411 flatcar contains the following standard features: painted light gray flatcar with black lettering, staple-end metal trucks with two operating magnetic couplers, eight metal stakes plus two brakestands with brakewheels and four wire end railings. The number is always stamped in black on the bottom of the flatcar. The flatcar must be turned upside-down in order to see the number.

For each year of production Lionel always included a load of three stained logs. This is slightly different than the 2411 which carried three unstained logs as its standard load.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of this type of flatcar is approximately 9" long (coupler to coupler).

Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above - All 6411s had a light gray frame with three stained logs.

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