3461
Lionel Lines
Oper. Log Dump Car
1949 - 1955


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History
The 3461 Operating Log Dump car is a continuation of the 3451 operating Log Dump car of the late 1940's. Except for the number, the only difference between the cars is the 3451 had coil couplers while the 3461 has magnetic couplers.

All operating log dump cars are popular cars, both in the 1950's and with the operators and collectorsg of today. The 3461 is the perfect car to be used with Lionel's 364 Conveyor Log Loader accessory. Because of the high play value of the dump cars, especially when used with the 364 Log Loader, many of these cars today are found in less than collectable condition. Locating a collectable version will require some effort.

A green version of the 3461 was produced by Lionel late in its production run. This version is harder to locate than the common black version and is actively sought-after by the collecting community.

Features
The 3461 is a high quality operating car made by Lionel. Standard features include: die-cast frame, sheet-metal operating dump frame, eight metal side stakes, dual operating couplers, a single brakewheel and brakestand plus five wooden logs. The car was introduced with staple-end trucks and changed to bar-end trucks in 1952.

Production of the car from 1949 to 1953 the was always black with white lettering. In 1954, the die-cast frame was changed to a painted green with white lettering. However, the sheet-metal operating dump frame continued to be black.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
Although not well known, one of the most diffuicult items to locate for a 3461 log dump car is the separate-sale box for the green version. Most green log dump cars were included in sets and few were sold as separate items. Locating the large -25 box will require time.

Black, Staple-End Trucks - Staple-end version shown in the photo above - Estimated to run from 1949 through 1952.
Black, Bar-end Trucks - Estimated to run from 1952 through 1954.
Green - The final production run in 1954 and 1955. It is estimated the car was never produced in 1955 but is simply left-over inventory from 1954. This is the hardest version to locate.

3461 Operating Log Dump Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Black, Staple-end Trucks 1949 - 1952 :Middle Classic, 3461X - Set version1949 - 1955
Black, Bar-End Trucks 1952 - 1954 :Rubber Stamped OPS1952
Green 1954 & 1955 :Middle Classic, 3461 - Separate sale version1949 - 1951, 1954 & 1955
~ ~ ~ ~~:Middle Classic, 3461-25 - Separate sale version1954 & 1955
~ ~ ~ ~~:Middle Classic, 3461X-25 - Set version1954 & 1955

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

3461 Operating Log Dump Car
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Available inventory as of Tue Sep 2 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7$ 52.00Here's a clean log dump car from the mid-1950's. This freight car has been tested, works properly and includes a set of five reproduction logs. Overall condition is close to a 7+.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 63.00Now available a clean, all-original, log dump car with staple-end trucks and and a set of five reproduction logs. The log car has been cleaned, tested and it works perfectly. There is no rust nor damage to the freight car.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 65.00Now available is a clean, fully tested and functional log dump car Additionally, the log car includes a set of five reproduction logs.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 95.00Up for sale is a nice and clean, fully functional log dump car from the mid-1950's. This is the harder-to-find green version. Also included is a set of five reproduction logs.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$125.00Up for sale is a super clean, all-original green log dump car. The exterior color is vibrant and the side lettering is perfect. Even the trucks and frame are clean and free of rust and oxidation.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$135.00Now available for sale is the harder-to-find green log dump car. This freight car is extremely clean, all-original and has vibrant exterior colors with perfect side lettering. Even the trucks and frame are clean and free of rust and oxidation.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8$115.00Here's a nice and clean, all-original green log dump car from the mid-1950's. The exterior colors are vibrant and the side lettering is crisp and clean. There is no rust nor damage to this freight car.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+$ 92.00Up for sale is a gorgeous log dump car. This is the earlier version with staple-end trucks and an original, undamaged # 160 dump bin. Additionally, the log appear to be original postwar logs.
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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+$ 82.00Thu Aug 23 07:06:05 2012 Up for sale is this nice and clean, 1950 Log Dump Car. The early version car has staple-end trucks and also comes with the original #160 Dump Bin! The reproduction logs are also apart of the set.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$155.00Tue Feb 19 05:14:36 2013 Here's a gorgeous, all original log dump car from 1953. The freight car has pristine lettering with a nice clean body. The car has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works perfectly.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$165.00Tue Jun 11 19:02:54 2013 Up for sale is a beautiful, original, fully functional dump car. This is the early version with staple-end trucks and instructions dated 1949. Even the original box is the somewhat rare Early Classic with the three cites printed on the sides.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$115.00Mon Jan 28 18:19:18 2013 Here's a super clean, almost condition 8, green log dump car from 1954. The exterior colors are vibrant and the lettering is pristine. There are no nicks, chips nor dents on the dump tray nor freight car.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8$ 99.00Fri May 11 06:08:53 2012 Available for sale is a gorgeous, hard-to-find green log dump car. The exterior colors are vibrant and the side lettering is pristine. This dump car been cleaned, serviced, tested and is ready for your layout.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$135.00Thu Nov 28 13:06:07 2013 Now available for sale is a gorgeous, all-original green log dump car. The exterior colors are vibrant, the lettering is perfect and the trucks and frame are clean and free of rust and oxidation.
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Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
Instructions for Operating Lionel Lumber Car No. 3461 and Dump Car no. 34693461-112 / 19535$ 3.00This is a complete and undamaged instruction sheet. There are no tears nor tape, but one-quater of the front cover is significantly faded.
Instructions for Operating Lionel Remote Dump Car 3461 & Lumber Car 34693461-119 / 19507$ 5.00Clean instruction sheet with only two 1/8" tears. No writing, tape nor stains.
Instructions for Operating Lionel Dump Car No. 3469 and Lumber Car No. 34613461-112 / 19497$ 9.00This is the early version printed on blue paper. The instructions are nice and clean, no tears, stains nor blemishes. Printing is nice and clean.
Instructions for Operating Lionel Dump Car No. 3469 and Lumber Car No. 34613461-114 / 19508$ 12.00Here's a near-perfect instruction sheet, paper is nice, clean and white, lettering is crisp and clear. Corners are perfect, nice and square.
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