Hopper Cars (4 of 5)
Lionel made 33 Hoppers under the American Flyer name between 1979 and 2003. Because there are so many hopper cars, I have split them up over four web pages:

Gilbert hoppers #632 through #719 are
page 1
                       #801 through #25060 are on
page 2
Lionel hoppers  #9200 through #48605 are on
page 3
                       #48608 and above are on this page
Hoppers made by S-Helper Service and American Models are on
page 5

Unless otherwise specified, the large pictures on this page are of cars in the collection of The Upstairs Train.

If you have a picture that you would like to share with the world of any of the cars not shown here (or a better picture of one that is shown!), email them to me: theupstairstrain@yahoo.com.  
Click here for a list of the  pictures I need to complete the Gallery.

#48608 Domino Sugars covered hopper made in 1992.
#48609 Delaware & Hudson covered hopper made in 1993.
#48610 Nickel Plate covered hopper made in 1994.
#48611 Cargill 3-bay covered hopper made in 1995.
#48612 ADM 3-bay covered hopper made in 1997.
#48613 Bessemer & Lake Erie set of four 3-bay hoppers made in 1998.
The cars bear numbers 62004 (#48618), 62014 (#48615), 62018 (#48616), and 62019 (#48617).
(Photo from Tom David's ebay store
The Great Train Escape.)
#48615 Bessemer & Lake Erie hopper from the set made in 1998.
#48614 B&LE 3-bay hopper made in 1998.
(Photo courtesy of
Mark Hinds.)
#48619 Union Pacific 3-bay hopper with coal load made in 2001.
Unlike most hoppers, the two sides are not the same.
#48620 B&O hopper made in 2002.
#48621 Canadian National covered hopper made in 2002.
#48622 Burlington hopper made in 2003.
#48623 Naughty and Nice hoppers made in 2004 are also on the Christmas Cars page.
#48628 DM&IR hopper made in 2005.
#48629 CP Rail hopper made in 2006.
#48630 Milwaukee Road 3-Bay Hopper made in 2007.
#48631 New York Central 2-Bay Hopper made in 2007.
It was sold only in the
#49618 NYC Dockside Switcher Freight Set.
#49024 Pennsylvania dump car made in 2005.
(Photo courtesy of the MW Collection,)
#49025 Happy Holidays dump car made in 2005 is also on the Christmas Cars page.
#49033 New York Central Coal Dump Car made in 2006.
(Picture courtesy of
Christopher Potter.)
#49035 Southern Railroad Coal Dump Car made in 2006.
It was sold only in the
#49615 Chessie Freight Set.
#49042 Erie Coal Dump Car made in 2007.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#49047 CP Rail Coal Dump Car made in 2009.
(Picture from the
Lionel online catalog.)
#52094 Ann Arbor covered grain hopper made in 1996 (NASG car)
(Photo from an ebay auction by
Rick Dunn.)

Show me the hoppers made by S-Helper Services and American Models.

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If you or your friends have some American Flyer trains and would like them to go to a nice home where they'll be loved and cared for, this is the place!  Email me: theupstairstrain@yahoo.com.  See my
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On the other side of the coin, I post pictures from time to time on my
For Sale page of surplus items I have for sale.
This gallery will continue to grow and become more comprehensive as I collect more cars and as visitors like you send me pictures of the cars I don't yet have.  If you have a car that you would like to share with the world, email me a picture:   theupstairstrain@yahoo.com.  Click here for a list of the pictures I need to complete the Gallery.

The books I am using for reference are listed in the
Bibliography page.  All the writing and all the pictures on this website are, however, my own, except where cited.  No copyrighted materials have been included and all pictures provided by others are used by permission.
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