Hopper Cars (5 of 5)
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
page 4
Hoppers made by S-Helper Service and American Models are on this page


The large pictures on this page are of cars in the collection of The Upstairs Train.  Unless otherwise specified, the smaller ones are from ebay auctions I didn't win.

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.

The detail and precision scaling on the cars made by S-Helper and American Models really are far superior to the American Flyer cars that Gilbert and Lionel made.  And they run far more smoothely; any given engine can pull more of these cars than of the Flyer cars.  As you can see in the pictures below, these modern hoppers are also noticeably larger than their Gilbert counterparts.
But they're also a lot more delicate.  The Gilbert cars were designed as toys to be played with by young boys. The S-Helper and American Models cars were not.

All the pictures on this page are from the collection of The Upstairs Train.
My first American Models hopper, Union Pacific 3-bay model 3313.
My first S-Helper hopper, the #00018 CNJ 2-bay PS2 made from 1994 to 1996.
S-Helper #01143 Burlington Northern 2-bay PS2 hopper made from 2003 to 2006.
S-Helper #01146 Chessie 2-bay PS2 hopper made from 2003 to 2006.
S-Helper #00280 New York Central 3-Bay PS-2 hopper made in 1999, 2002, and 2005.


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send a contribution via PayPal using theupstairstrain@yahoo.com as the payee. Both credit card and direct transfers would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

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
Wish List for the items I need most.  Thank you very much.

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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