6440, 6440, 6441 Tinplate
Production: 1948 & 1949
The 6440 Pullman and 6441 Observation passenger cars are a continuation of the 2440 series cars manufactured in 1946 and 1947. The only difference being the 6440 was updated to have magnetic couplers in place of the earlier coil couplers.
Lionel offered these passenger cars in only one set, oufit # 1426WS. The set included two 6440 pullman cars along with a single 6441 observation car. Additionally, this 027 gauge set included the 2026 steamer with 6466WX tender as Lionel's locomotive of choice for both years.
These early postwar all-metal style passenger cars carried over much of the charm and toy-like characteristics of their prewar cousins. Although they were soon replaced in the postwar ear with more realistic and detailed looking plastic passenger cars, there is still a large audience preferring these classic, all-metal Lionel passenger cars.
Standard features on the 6440 Pullman include: green painted bodies with dark green painted roofs, cream painted doors and windows, non-silhouetted plastic window inserts, interior illuminated plus staple-end trucks with dual magnetic coupler.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above - All 6440's are green with darker green roofs and cream windows and doors.
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