Hello and thanks for looking. Up for auction here we have a vintage 1953-56 2 Reel Cable Car #6561 with gray cable reels, the harder to locate version. Comes with original box as shown in the picture. Item is in C6 very good condition but one of the couplers is separated which is easily remedied. See picture. Original family owner. It has been stored well packaged in A/C and smoke free home. I hate to part with these items now but I am trying to raise money to purchase musical equipment for my grandson. Please check back and take a look at my other auctions for other items of interest. I will be listing additional vintage Lionel trains, cars, parts & track. Email me with any questions you have and I will try to answer them as best and timely as I can. !

The 6561 was another example where Lionel used and existing flatcar style (the depressed center flatcar), mounted a new load onto it and produced a nice freight car. The end result was a freight car which looked realistic and impressive on a layout.

The 6561 is a common car, unfortunately many of the original cable reels have been lost or discarded. Finding this car with its original cable reels along with the original aluminum wire on the cable reels will take some time.

The 6561 remained unchanged during its four year production

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The predominate color of the cable reels was orange. However, there was a small production run containing dark gray cable reels. These dark gray reels with their aluminum wire are more difficult to locate than the orange version.

Orange Cable Reels - The common version.
Dark Gray Cable Reels - Harder to locate than the orange verison.

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