YELLOW & BROWN W/ NICKEL TRIM. Introduced in 1927, a year after the larger 200-series cars, the 500-series standard gauge freight cars were basically scaled-down, less expensive versions of their big brothers – although the 500 series had an arguably handsomer caboose. Lionel took care to emphasize that the 500 series – intended for use with Locomotives Nos. 8E, 9E, 10E, 381E, 384E, 385E, 1835E, 390E, and 392E – was built to the same lofty standards as the rest of the line: “Let us repeat that all Lionel Freight Cars are of steel construction throughout. The fittings, such as hand rails, hand brakes, steps, ladders and inserted panels are all made of brass, highly polished. Wheels, journals and axles are of heavily nickeled steel. Beyond doubt, these cars reach the peak of perfection in model railroading rolling stock.”

• Baked Enamel Finish
• Stamped Steel Body and Chassis
• Metal Wheels and Axles
• Operating Metal Latch Couplers
• Nickel Trim
• Unit Measures:12 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″
• Operates On STD-42 Curves