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Reply to "METCA - Really, again? This time with a 6464."

BwanaBob  The 6464s were popular among PW collectors-there were about 30-some different #s made, many with significant variations-but except for a handful of truly rare pieces, one could collect many/most -and so there was a group of PW collectors who focused on these cars-lead initially at least by one of the original 6464 "experts"-Dr C Weber (" I am  a 6464 boxcar nut") who wrote about them in a TCA quarterly.  Since then there have been a number of experts including folks like Roger Carp and Joe Algozzini ( hope that spelling is correct) who, with the help of others, wrote a great series on the 6464s in CTT. There have been a number of nice OGR discussions-including some thoughtful input by RockyMountaineer who comments on how the market had been flooded by a rerun of the entire series by Lionel two ( or three) times and other sets like the Overstamped and Archives series. In addition, as mentioned above, multiple clubs have done numbered and un-numberes 6464s. TCA etrain keeps an updated list on PW and modern 6464s. The older Greenbergs also do these cars justice.  So they certainly were popular-but with the passing of time and aging of folks who grew up ( and old-like me) with these train cars , the number of true 6464 nuts is quickly decreasing. Therefore I would think that most of the interest in this reverse color Alaskan car is mainly because is is just a great color and would liven up your Alaska RR consist(s). Enjoy !!  turtle7

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