3469
Lionel Lines
Operating Coal Dump Car
1949 - 1955


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History
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.

Features
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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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
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
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3469 Operating Coal Dump Car
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Available inventory as of Sat Oct 25 03:00:01 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$160.00Here's a beautiful, all-original coal dump car that has been fully serviced, tested and is ready for your layout. This freight car includes many extras such as: orig bag of coal, dump bin, inspection tag, operating instruction and a sold box with an original insert.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+/OB$165.00Now available is a stunning, all-original coal dump car that has been cleaned, serviced, tested and is ready for your layout or display case. The exterior black color is near perfect and the side lettering is nice, white and not faded nor worn.
Table generated at Sat Oct 25 05:22:34 2014 .

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$ 55.00Tue Jul 29 19:09:04 2014 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 Shoppe7+/OB$160.00Wed Mar 26 18:08:49 2014 Now available is an extremely clean, all-original ore dump car with a solid, brick-like original box, insert and instructions. This dump car is the early version with staple-end trucks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8$ 95.00Tue 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 Shoppe8/OB$175.00Thu 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.
Table generated at Sat Oct 25 05:22:34 2014 .

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.
Table generated at Sat Oct 25 05:22:34 2014 .


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