6262 Wheel Car
Production: 1956 & 1957
The 6262 Wheel Car was introduced in 1956 and only manufactured for two years. It's based upon a real-life flatcar used by many railroads in their repair and maintenance areas.
Lionel version was available in both sets and as a separate sale item. When sold as part of a set, the set was usually classified as a work train and always included a crane car to go with the wheel car.
Standard features of the 6262 included: usually a black molded flatcar with white lettering, gray superstructure used to hold the wheels and axles in place, eight sets of wheels and axles, corner simulated footsteps plus and a brakewheel and brakestand. Bar-end trucks with operating tab couplers were standard and always mounted to a sheet metal plate.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
The length of this flatcar is approximately 11 1/4" long (coupler to coupler).
Black Flatcar - Shown in the photo above - The common version is a black flatcar with white lettering.
Red Flatcar - A scarce variation only produced for a brief period during 1956. This is one of the most difficult postwar freight cars to locate.
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