Lionel Electric Trains Identification Guide Sub-Title
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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 New York Central Operating Box Car No. 3494-1 LIONEL TRAINS NEW YORK CENTRAL OPERATING BOX CAR No. 3494-1

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Lionel Trains New York Central Operating Box Car No. 3494-1
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No. 3494-1 Box End

Lionel Trains New York Central Operating Box Car No. 3494-1The New York Central Pacemaker No. 3494-1was available only in 1955 on a Type IIA RED plastic body. The rest of the car was painted GRAY with WHITE rubber-stamped lettering. Note that there is a fault in this stamp that caused the second "S" in "SYSTEM" to have a "tail," see the close-up picture to the right. All of these cars have this fault.
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Came with unpainted RED plastic Single-Block doors and bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
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There are no known variations.

NYC Logo Closeup Showing Tail on "S" in System
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