The Western Pacific Operating Box Car No. 3474 would be the last of the 9-1/4" cars of this type that would be issued. It was last produced in 1953 this car was also available during the previous year. Hereafter, Lionel would produce only the 10-1/2" operating box cars beginning with the No. 3484.
Rubberized man is activated by a plunger mechanism that is triggered by the use of a UCS or No. 6019 Uncoupling track.
The doors for this car are painted SILVER and YELLOW, however, the body of the car has a YELLOW feather, and "Rides Like a Feather" in BLACK decal. With age the decal film has turned BROWN. The body, like the door, is painted SILVER. This car has bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
As with almost all of the SILVER painted equipment, Lionel had problems with the fading of this paint. Today, a premium is paid for paint finishes that are bright and without blemish. There are no variations.