3484
Penn. or A.T. & S.F.
Operating Box Car
1953 - 1956


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History
The 3484 operating box car was introduced in the same year as the highly successful 6464 series box car, 1953. The main difference is the 3484 includes an operating mechanism simulating a man opening one of the box car doors.

The 3484 box car is available in two different roadnames. The slightly more common roadname is the Pennsylvania while the A.T. & S.F. (Santa Fe) is a bit harder to locate. Lionel's official catalogue number for the Santa Fe is 3484-25 -- which is also the number appearing to the left of the opening door. Either 3484 car in collectable condition is becoming harder to find.

Features
Standard features of the 3484 cars include: painted body (tuscan for the Pennsylvania and orange for the Santa Fe), white lettering, bar-end trucks, single brakewheel plus an operating door with a rubber man on the inside of the car.

The Pennsylvania is always found with single block doors. The Santa Fe was produced with both single block doors (1954) and milti-block doors (1955 & 1956).

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Pennsylvania - Shown in the photo above - Produced for only a single year and is somewhat common.
A.T. & S.F. - Almost all Santa Fe's have white lettering, however a very small production run in early 1954 contain black lettering. The black lettered version is rare -- and should have single block doors.

3484 Operating Box Car
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
Pennsylvania 1953:Middle Classic 1953
A.T. & S.F. - Black Lettering 1954:~ ~ ~ ~~
A.T. & S.F. - White Lettering 1954 - 1956:~ ~ ~ ~~

Inventory For Sale
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3484 Operating Box Car
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Available inventory as of Thu Jul 24 05:59:40 2014 .
SponsorConditionPriceComments
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 99.00Now available is this hard-to-find 1953 Pennsylvania Box Car. This car was produced for one year only! The car is in great shape, almost condition 8!
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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$ 75.00Tue Feb 19 20:06:45 2013 Now available is Pennsylvania Operating Box Car, only produced in 1953! This car is in great condition with bright, bold lettering and crisp, clear decals.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$110.00Mon Jun 24 06:46:26 2013 Up for sale is the hard-to-find 1953 Penn. Operating Box Car. Only produced for one year, this item includes its original man and bar end trucks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$115.00Wed Feb 20 07:06:48 2013 Now available is this hard-to-find Pennsylvania version of the Operating Box Car. This version was only produced in 1953! This car is in great condition with bright, bold lettering and crisp, clear decals.
All Aboard Train Shoppe8/OB$215.00Sat May 26 18:24:19 2012 Now available is a super clean AT & SF operating box car. The exterior colors are pristine and the lettering is crisp and clean. There is no rust nor oxidation on the frame, door guides nor trucks and the catwalk ends are complete and undamaged.
All Aboard Train Shoppe9$155.00Tue May 1 20:56:05 2012 Here's a gorgeous, almost brand new, Santa Fe box car. This freight car was only produced for one year, 1954, and is the more common version with white lettering. Other than some very minor wheel wear, the exterior color is in pristine condition.
Table generated at Thu Jul 24 15:59:52 2014 .

Related Paper Products For Sale
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DescriptionSheet #DateConditionPriceComments
Instructions For Lionel Operating Box Car3474-1411 / 19548$ 14.00Nice and clean instruction sheet with only a hint of marks around one of the creases. Corners are nice and square, no tears, tape nor writing.
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