LIONEL CABLE REEL CAR
|Built 1953-56. Same die-cast depressed center frame built for 2461 transformer car with a slight modification to adapt it for holding two Lionel cable reels. Gray-painted frame (shades vary slightly) with rubberstamped "6561 LIONEL LINES 6561" in black serif letters on the side rails. The lettering commonly fades out with age and handling. Bar-end trucks with operating couplers attach to truck-mounting plates as with 2461. Load is two orange molded plastic reels wound with a single layer of .072"-diameter aluminum wire. The original tie-down is usually missing.
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