NYC or AT & SF
Operating Box Car
1949 - 1952
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The 3464 operating box car was introduced in 1949 and came in two different roadnames: New York Central (NYC) or Santa Fe (AT & SF). Although each car shares the same stock number (X3464), the external graphics, color and lettering are different.
These two box cars are among the first freight cars manufactured by Lionel which included a simulated figure. The miniature man was another connection to the real world and the production of realistic-looking trains.
The 3464 NYC and AT & SF are common cars. Either car was regularly included in sets produced by Lionel. Additionally, it was available as a separate sale freight car.
These cars were introduced in 1949 with several nice features. Although the actual catalogue number (X3464) appears on the sides, the AT & SF car also carried the number '63132' while the NYC box car has the number '159000' on the sides. Although incorrect, these cars are sometimes referred to as the '63132 AT & SF box car' or the '159000 NYC box car.'
Standard features of 1949 include: painted car, operating plunger mechanism which operated one door, simulated man inside of the car, metal corner steps on the frame, metal doors, staple-end trucks plus a brakewheel. The AT & SF car was painted orange with black lettering while the NYC car was painted tan with white lettering.
Starting in 1950, several changes were made to the car. The following are changes to each car and the year those modifications were believed to be made:
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
All of the variations listed in the previous section are common. The hardest version to locate are 1949 box cars with all four corner steps still intact.
|3464 NYC or AT & SF
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|NYC - Metal doors & corner steps||1949||:||Middle Classic Overstamped with NYC||Circa 1951|
|NYC - Metal doors, no corner steps||1950 - 1951||:||Stamped OPS Classic Box||Early 1952|
|AT & SF - Black Metal Doors, no corner steps||1950 - 1951||:||Preprinted OPS Classic Box||1952|
|AT & SF - Black Plastic Doors, no corner steps||1952||:||~ ~ ~ ~||~|
Inventory For Sale
The following inventory is available for sale from our website sponsors.
|3464 NYC or AT & SF Operating Box Car|
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Available inventory as of Mon Dec 22 03:00:01 2014 .
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||6||$ 28.00||Up for sale is a clean Santa Fe box car that is complete with nothing missing nor broken. There are some light exterior nicks and marks from years of usage, but it is free of rust and damage.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||6+||$ 22.00||This is the early 1950 version of the New York Central box car with staple-end trucks, metal doors and no corner footsteps on the frame. The exterior color is nice and the lettering is complete.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7||$ 54.00||Here is a nice and clean AT&SF box car. This 1951 version has staple-end trucks and die-cast doors and no corner steps on the frame.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+||$ 56.00||Now available is a clean, all-original Santa Fe box car from the early 1950's. This version has staple-end trucks, die-cast sliding side doors and no steps mounted to the corner frame.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$ 60.00||Up for sale is a clean, complete New York Central operating box car. This box car has staple-end trucks and metal doors and includes a decent original box. The exterior colors are vibrant and the lettering is complete and not worn.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+||$ 63.00||Here's an early version from 1949 with metal footsteps on the frame, die-cast side doors and staple-end trucks. This box car is extremely clean and free of oxidation, rust and damage.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$ 65.00||Here's a very clean, complete New York Central operating box car that includes a nice original box and operating instructions. This box car has staple-end trucks and die-cast metal doors. The exterior colors are vibrant and the lettering is complete and not worn.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$ 68.00||Now available for sale is a clean, all-original Santa Fe operating box car. This box car has die-cast side doors, no corner steps and staple-end trucks. Also included is a decent original box.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$ 80.00||Now available is the New York Central version of the operating box car. The exterior colors are very clean, the freight car is all-original and the side lettering is crisp, clean and not worn nor faded. Also included is a nice original box, instructions and inspection tag.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||8/OB||$ 96.00||Here's a gorgeous, all-original Santa Fe operating box car from 1949. This early version included corner footsteps on the frame and staple-end trucks. Also included are the original box, instructions (dated 1949) and inspection tag!|
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.
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|Sponsor||Condition||Price||Date||Comments||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7||$ 55.00||Sun May 5 11:33:04 2013
||Here's an extremely clean, almost condition 7+ to 8 Santa Fe box car. The car has been cleaned and serviced and is ready for your layout. The exterior colors are vibrant and the side lettering is complete and not faded nor worn.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+||$ 66.00||Fri May 18 05:47:02 2012
||This is an early version New York Central box car with all four corner steps still attached to the frame. The exterior color is vibrant and the lettering is complete and not faded nor worn. There are no nicks, chips nor dents on the box car.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$ 84.00||Mon May 7 20:52:55 2012
||Up for sale is a very clean, all-original, fully functional operating New York Central box car. This freight car has die-cast side doors, corner steps and staple-end trucks. Also included is a decent box and original instructions.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||8/OB||$ 88.00||Mon May 19 19:59:50 2014
||Up for sale is the early version New York Central operating box car from 1949 with corner steps on the frame. The exterior paint is in great condition and the side lettering is perfect. The trucks and frame are clean and rustfree.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||8/OB||$ 88.00||Thu May 3 20:38:24 2012
||Here's a nice and clean, all-original Santa Fe operating box car. The car has been tested and works properly. This box car has die-cast side doors, corner steps and staple-end trucks. Also included is a nice box and instructions.
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