6473 Horse Transport Car
Production: 1962 - 1966 & 1969
The 6473 Horse Transport Car is also known as the Rodeo Car. A pair of horse heads protrude from each side of the car. The motion of this stock car traveling on the rails creates the illusion of the "bobbing horse heads." This is an easy item to locate as it was included in many sets offered by Lionel in the early and mid-1960s.
The 6473 contains the following features: unpainted yellow body with red or maroon lettering, AAR trucks plus a total of four horse heads -- two white and two brown.
For the first few years of production the car was equipped with two operating couplers. Sometime around 1963, one operating and one fixed coupler became the norm.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
Details regarding the color of the body and lettering available in 1969 is unknown at the current time.
Body Color - Dark yellow shown in the photo above - The car was available with either a light yellow (also referred to as lemon yellow) or dark yellow body. The dark yellow is easier to locate.
Lettering Color - Maroon lettering shown in the photo above - The car was also available with either red or maroon lettering. The red lettering is easier to locate.
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