Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Hoppers

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:801
Category:Hoppers
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:801
Year Introduced:1956
During the Gilbert days of S-gauge trains, there was a basic standard to their numbering system. In 1956-57, Gilbert produced seven freight cars that broke from that standard. Prior to this time, all non-operating cars carried a 900 series catalog number. These seven cars were part of three lower priced catalog sets in 1956-57 and were part of a few uncataloged sets. The 800 series cars were not sold separately. This hopper has two variations. One is like the one in the photo. The second is a factory error unit that is double stamped on one side.
The second photo was taken by Bob Werre of Jack Troxell's model, which he converted to scale, repainted, and applied custom decals to.
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Photo #2
model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:24203
Category:Hoppers
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:24203
Year Introduced:1958
The #24203 hopper was produced in 1958, and again in 1963 and 1964, in a total of 5 variations. Three variations, all with sintered-iron truck and knuckle couplers, were produced in 1958. The first of the 1958 variations has a black plastic body. The second has a glossy black painted body and the third has a marbleized plastic body because of traces of white plastic residue that was left in the mold. The two remaining variation, both of which were produced in 1963 and 1964, have Pike-Master trucks and couplers. One variation, as shown in the photo, has a dull black plastic body while the second has a shinny plastic body.
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model owned by Ted Hamler
photo © Ted Hamler

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