Operating Coal Dump Car
1949 - 1955
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The 3469 Coal Dump Car (also known as the automatic ore dump car) is a continuation of it predecessor -- the 3459 operating coal dump car. The major difference is the coupler type -- now updated to reflect Lionel's new magnetic couplers. The 3459 and 3469 are based on a prototype dump car of an eastern United States railroad.
The 3469 is a versatile freight car. It can operate with any of Lionel's coal-related accessories such as: 97 Coal Elevator, 397 Coal Loader or the 497 Coaling Station. The 3469 is known for its sturdiness and reliability.
Standard features of the 3469 include: two operating couplers, operating tray plus a brakewheel, brakestand and platform at each end. The car had staple-end trucks up to 1951 and bar-end trucks from 1952 on.
Although production of the 3469 lasted for 7 years, the only modification made was to the trucks. Otherwise there are no reported variations to the 3469.
Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
There is a fairly difficult 3469 box variation to locate that is not well known -- an Early Classic box style. It is believed the Early Classic box was produced for a very short period of time in late 1948 or early 1949 just prior to the common Middle Classic production run for this box. Any Early Classic box will command a premium.
Staple-end Trucks - The
production run from 1949 - 1951.
Bar-end Trucks - The remainder of the run from 1952 - 1955.
|3469 Operating Coal Dump Car
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|Staple-end Trucks||1949 - 1951||:||Early Classic||Early 1949|
|Bar-end Trucks||1952 - 1955||:||Middle Classic with Insert||1949 - 1955|
|~ ~ ~ ~||~||:||Stamped OPS with Insert||1952|
Inventory For Sale
The following inventory is available for sale from our website sponsors.
|3469 Operating Coal Dump Car|
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Available inventory as of Fri Mar 7 03:00:01 2014 .
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7||$ 55.00||Now available is this nice and clean 1954 version of the Ore Dump Car. The car has been fully tested and works great! This earlier 1950’s version has bar-end trucks.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$160.00||Now available is an extremely clean, all-original ore dump car with a solid, brick-like original box, insert and instructions. This dump car is the early version with staple-end trucks.|
|All Aboard Train Shoppe||8+/OB||$155.00||Up for sale is a stunning, absolutely gorgeous ore dump car from 1950. This freight car is barely used, completely free of rust and oxidation and operates perfectly. The exterior black looks great and the side lettering is nice, clean and extremely white.|
The following is a list of actual completed sales for this item.
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|Sponsor||Condition||Price||Date||Comments||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+||$ 72.00||Wed Jan 11 06:02:07 2012
||Up for sale is a nice and clean ore dump car from the mid-1950's. This freight car is clean, complete, tested and works great. There is no rust on the trucks, frame nor ore dump car.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+||$ 75.00||Fri May 11 06:09:04 2012
||Now available for sale is the early version ore dump car with staple-end trucks. This freight car has been cleaned, serviced, tested and works perfectly. The exterior colors are vibrant and the lettering is crisp and clean.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+||$ 78.00||Mon Feb 13 06:45:06 2012
||Here's an early version ore dump car with staple-end trucks. It's been cleaned, serviced, tested and works perfectly.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||7+/OB||$ 82.00||Mon Dec 17 06:53:32 2012
||This is an all-original, fully cleaned, serviced and tested dump car. This is the early version with staple-end trucks and instructions dated 1949. There are some very minor paint flakes on the exterior, but overall it's a very clean freight car.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||8||$ 95.00||Tue Jul 16 20:13:17 2013
||Up for sale is this gorgeous 1949 Ore Dump Car. This earlier version has staple-end trucks. The car is in beautiful condition, it has been fully tested and works perfectly!
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||8||$ 95.00||Wed Nov 13 06:19:21 2013
||Up for sale is a clean, complete, all-original coal car that has been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and works perfectly. The exterior black color is vibrant and the side lettering is in perfect condition.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||8/OB||$155.00||Wed Mar 13 19:27:22 2013
||Up for sale is a gorgeous, 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 Shoppe||8/OB||$155.00||Tue Jul 16 06:20:01 2013
||Here is the 1953 version of the Ore Dump Car. It is in superb condition with no damage to the body of the car. This version also had bar-end trucks. Also included is the all-original box with the original inserts, instructions, coal, coal bag and dump bin!
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||8/OB||$175.00||Thu Nov 28 13:07:03 2013
||Here's a gorgeous, all-original coal dump car that has been fully serviced, tested and ready for your layout. This freight car includes many extras: orig bag of coal, dump bin, operating instruction and box with insert. The exterior black color is vibrant.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||8+/OB||$135.00||Sun Apr 22 08:23:12 2012
||Now available for sale is a stunning, original, fully cleaned, serviced and tested dump car. This is the later version with bar-end trucks and instructions dated 1954. There are no nicks, chips nor marks on the exterior.
||All Aboard Train Shoppe||9/OB||$160.00||Tue Mar 5 05:27:36 2013
||Here's a gorgeous, original, fully cleaned, serviced and tested ore dump car. This is the later version with bar-end trucks. The OPS Stamped box and instructions are dated 1952 and this freight car also includes the 160 dump bin and bag of coal.
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|Instructions for Operating Lionel Lumber Car No. 3461 and Dump Car no. 3469||3461-11||2 / 1953||5||$ 3.00||This 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 3469||3461-11||9 / 1950||7||$ 5.00||Clean 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. 3461||3461-11||2 / 1949||7||$ 9.00||This 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. 3461||3461-11||4 / 1950||8||$ 12.00||Here'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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