Production: 1960 & 1961
The 6830 Flatcar with Submarine was produced for two years, 1960 and 1961 and is one of four submarine flatcars Lionel produced during the postwar era. Externally, the 3830 and 6830 are nearly identical. The 6830 is a non-operating version of the 3830 submarine.
The 3830 is part of Lionel's "Space & Military" series. As with many of the items from that series, there are delicate parts that are prone to damage due to improper handling. Locating a complete, all original flatcar with submarine is a difficult task as few have survived intact.
Standard features of the 6830 include: unpainted blue flatcar with white lettering, AAR trucks and two operating couplers. Additionally, there are two wire retainers mounted on top of the flatcar used to secure the sub to the freight car.
The submarine is molded in gray with black lettering, a black periscope and a black propeller.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of this flatcar is approximately 11 1/4" long (coupler to coupler).
Only Known Variation - Shown in first photo above - All 6830's have unpainted blue flatcars with a gray submarine.