3444
Erie
Animated Gondola
1957 - 1959


Page Last Updated 11/ 6/00

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History
The 3444 Erie Animated gondola was a new type of animated freight car produced by Lionel in 1957. It's clever animation of a patrolman chasing a hobo around the gondola was unlike anything previously offered by Lionel.

The Erie Animated gondola is a tempermental item and usually needs frequent care for proper operation. It's a somewhat common item, but locating one in nice condition -- which is fully functional -- might require a bit of effort.

Features
Standard features on the 3444 Erie gondola include: unpainted red gondola with white lettering, bar-end trucks, tan crates with black lettering plus a patrolman wearing a blue uniform and a hobo wearing gray clothes.

There is an on/off switch located on the top of the tan crates which operates the patrolman and hobo.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above - All 3444s were unpainted red with an patrolman pursuing a hobo endlessly around the gondola.

Inventory For Sale
The following inventory is available for sale from our website sponsors.

3444 Erie Animated Gondola
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Available inventory as of Sat Nov 29 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$ 82.00Up for sale is a complete, all-original animated gondola. This freight car has been cleaned, tested and works perfectly. Both the cop and hobo are original men and the side lettering is complete and not worn.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$101.00Here's an all-original animated gondola that has been fully cleaned, tested and works perfectly. Both the cop and hobo are original men and the side lettering is crisp and clean.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$106.00Now available is an extremely clean, all-original cop and hobo animated gondola. The exterior colors are pristine and the lettering is clean, crisp and vibrant. This freight car has been tested and works perfectly.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$115.00Up for sale is an extremely clean, all-original cop and hobo animated gondola. The gondola has been tested and works perfectly. There is no rust on the base nor trucks. The exterior colors are vibrant and there is no damage to the freight car.
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Historical Sales
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.

Sales History
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SponsorConditionPriceDateComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$120.00Wed Feb 5 05:59:30 2014 Here's a clean, all-original cop and hobo gondola. The gondola has been tested and works perfectly. There is no rust on the base nor trucks. The exterior colors and lettering are crisp and clean and show no signs of fading or aging.
All Aboard Train Shoppe10/OB$145.00Sat Dec 28 18:48:16 2013 This is a new, completely unused all-original cop and hobo gondola. The gondola is in mint condition. There is no rust on the base nor trucks. The exterior colors and lettering are crisp and clean and show no signs of fading or aging.
Table generated at Sat Nov 29 03:23:34 2014 .

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