Lionel # 497 Coaling Station
Here's a view of a postwar Lionel # 497 Coaling Station. A postwar Lionel # 3469 Automatic Dump Car stands by to dump its load into the bin next to the track. The coal load will be hoisted into the large bin under the green roof. It will remain stored until a car in need of coal is positioned underneath. The overhead chute is then opened, allowing the coal to fall into the car.