No. 5-8512 -1975 Release
Bangor and Aroostock
No. 5-8510 -1975 Release
No. 5-8703 -1977 Release
No. 5-8400 -1974 Release
No. 5-8701 -1977 Release
No. 5-8401 -1974 Release
Above is the original Lionel 40' Box Car dressed in Grand Trunk colors. Note the four
feet holding the door to the railings and cast-on roofwalk. These are among the spotting differences between this Lionel-tooling
example and the later cataloged Box Cars produced by Kader for the company.
No. 5-8614 -1976 Release
This Grand Trunk example features a different roadnumber and following Lionel practice that
the car's roadnumber matches its Lionel stock number it also has a different stock number from the previous GT Box Car.
This example was produced by Kader for Lionel and features the company's tooling that is also found on Bachmann and some AHM
examples of the same period.
No. 5-8513 -1975 Release
No. 5-8704 -1977 Release
No. 5-8702 -1977 Release
No. 5-8511 -1975 Release
No. 5-8514 -1975 Release
No. 5-8515 -1975 Release
Lionel includes a pair of 40' sliding door Box Car models in the 1974 catalog: CP Rail (No.
5-8400) and Grand Trunk (No. 5-8401).
For 1975, Lionel expands the 40' Box Car collection with six new additions that are numbered
5-8510 to 5-8515. The '75 new Box Cars include: AMF, Spalding, Bangor & Aroostock, Milwaukee Road, Union Pacific, and Western
For the 1970s releaes, Lionel has two tooling variations for its 40' Box Car. The original tooling
may be spotted by the four claw feet, two on on top and two on bottom, of the sliding door. Later 40' Box Car examples were
produced for Lionel by Kader and feature tooling that mirrors the familiar Bachmann 40' Box Car models.