Lionel Lines
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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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 Thu Feb 11 03:00:01 2016 .
There are no 3469 items currently available for sale.
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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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+$ 58.00Sun Dec 6 10:07:39 2015 Now available is this nice & clean Ore Dump Car from the early 1950's The car has been fully cleaned, serviced, tested and works perfectly. Even the staple-end trucks are clean and complete.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 66.00Sun Dec 6 10:07:54 2015 Up for sale is a fully cleaned, serviced, tested and ready to work ore dump car. The exterior colors are vibrant and the side lettering is perfect. Overall condition is close to an 8!
All Aboard Train Shoppe8+/OB$160.00Mon Mar 9 18:22:02 2015 Now available is a stunning, all-original coal dump car that has been cleaned, serviced, tested and is ready for your layout or display case. The exterior black color is near perfect and the side lettering is nice, white and not faded nor worn.
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Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
Instructions for Operating Lionel Lumber Car No. 3461 and Dump Car no. 34693461-112 / 19535$ 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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