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This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.

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Lionel Trains Operating Brakeman Car No. 3424LIONEL TRAINS OPERATING BRAKEMAN CAR No. 3424

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Lionel Trains Operating Brakeman Car No. 3424 A Variation Lionel Trains Operating Brakeman Car No. 3424 B Variation

Lionel Trains Operating Brakeman Car No. 3424The Operating Brakeman Car No. 3424 was introduced in 1956 and used a Type IIB 6464 series box car body. The first issues were DARK BLUE and had a DARK BLUE brakeman (Variation A). Later issues would be in a MEDIUM BLUE (B Variation) color with a WHITE brakeman.
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This car was last issued in 1958, and came with a center rail, and sliding shoe pickups on Type 7 trucks with magnetic couplers. All cars included two telltales (No. 3424-100) with track trips that triggered the man to "drop down" to avoid hitting the telltales. The fingers on these telltales are very fragile and are often found bent.
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Reproductions of the telltales exist, but care should be taken when replacing these fragile parts.

No. 3424 Box End
No. 3424-100 Telltales Box End
No. 3424-100 Telltale mounted on track trip
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