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 Monon Operating Box Car No. 3494-550 LIONEL TRAINS MONON OPERATING BOX CAR No. 3494-550

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Monon Operating Box Car No. 3494-550 Variation A
No. 3494-550 Late Classic Box End

Lionel Trains Monon Operating Box Car No. 3494-550The Monon Operating Box Car No. 3494-550 was produced in 1957 and 1958 on an unpainted Type IIB MAROON body with Multi-Block doors and a WHITE painted stripe. WHITE heat-stamped lettering on MAROON and MAROON heat-stamped "The Hoosier Line" on the WHITE stripe. This operating box car is actually numbered "3494550," and csme with bar end trucks that have tabbed couplers. There are two variations:
Variation A: As described above.
Variation B: Has a faded or not visible production date "BLT 6-57 / BY LIONEL" caused by deterioration of the heat stamp die.
Because this car was never issued as part of a set it is difficult to find and is highly prised by collectors today.

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