3428 US Post Office
Production: 1959 & 1960
The 3428 Operating Post Office box car was a new item for the 1959 Lionel product line and was an immediate success. Being both a colorful car as well as wearing the patriotic colors of the United States, this freight car -- as well as its non-operating cousin, the 6428 -- has made this a favorite freight car by both operators and collectors and remains in demand in today's train market.
The 3428 is build from a 6464 style box car. Standard features include a gray shell painted red, white and blue with black and white lettering, multi-block sliding doors, AAR trucks with dual operating couplers plus a single brakewheel.
Included inside is a gray man with a gray mailbag. Both the figure and mailbag have a small magnet mounted to each one, which permits the man to simulate holding a bag of mail as the train travels around a layout. Be careful of original Post Office box cars as the small mail bag is frequently missing.
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U.S. Post Office Box Car - Shown in the photo above - There are no known variations to this box car.
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