1953-era Models by S-Helper Service

Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00021
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:(undecorated)
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2000
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Friction bearing trucks. Also produced as SHS #00043 with roller bearing trucks. Both had a gray body color. Some of these may be unpainted, because they were made on special order for a vendor by S-Helper Service, but then the vendor never took delivery of them, so SHS sold them directly.
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model owned by Ken Garber
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00029
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:82412
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00009
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:87421
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00044
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:631542
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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model owned by Ken Garber
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00006
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Boston & Maine
Road Number:5541
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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model owned by Holt Apgar
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00968
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Brach's
Road Number:43468
Prototype Era:1953
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Red car. Also produced as SHS #00969 (same road number).
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00971
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Brach's
Road Number:44827
Prototype Era:1953
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Also produced as SHS #00970 (road number 44826).
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model owned by Mark Klemens
photo © Mark Klemens
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01143
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Burlington Northern (BN)
Road Number:424703
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Also produced, in 1995, as SHS #00040 (road number 424702), #00083 (road number 424723), #00012 (road number 42471), and, in 2004, #01144 (road number 424798).
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00966
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Central Railroad of New Jersey
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00018
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Central Railroad of New Jersey
Road Number:751
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00286
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Central Soya
Road Number:153
Prototype Era:1953
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Also produced as SHS #00409 (road number 145).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01145
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio
Road Number:2238
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Chessie System. The S-Helper Service documentation lists SHS #01145 as road number 600800, yet their photo, which is shown here, clearly shows road number 2238. Also produced as SHS #01146 (road number 600899).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Chessie System
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00086
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:69473
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00282
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:70104
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2000
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
M&StL. Also produced as SHS #00407 (no road number specified).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00039
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:7232
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
CGW
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00038
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Road Number:95242
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2000
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00035
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (CRIP)
Road Number:507182
Prototype Era:1953
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Also produced as SHS #00034 (road number 507102).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00088
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Conrail
Road Number:877353
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Also produced as SHS #00015 (road number 877351).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00037
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:CSXT
Road Number:226062
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00085
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:CSXT
Road Number:226403
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Chessie System.
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model owned by Ken Garber
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00028
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:D&RGW
Road Number:18332
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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model owned by Bill Winans
photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01147
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Delaware & Hudson
Road Number:12046
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Photo shows road number 12046, which is not specifically mentioned in the S-Helper Service's documentation. They do list SHS #01147 (road number 12000) and #01148 (road number 12099).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00036
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Detroit, Toledo & Ironton
Road Number:11186
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Also produced as SHS #00041 (road number 11196). Both of these were the 1996 NASG Convention cars.
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model owned by Ken Garber
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2000
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00089
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Grand Trunk Western
Road Number:111163
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00076
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:71451
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2000
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01743
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Illinois Central Gulf
Road Number:701758
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Also produced as SHS #001742 (road number 701735).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00042
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:International Mudco (IMCO)
Road Number:41012
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
SHS' internal documentation lists this car as labeled "IMCO", however the thinking is that it should be labeled as "International Mineral (IMCX)". If you have this car, please contact the webmaster and let us know the details about this car.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00413
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Jack Frost
Road Number:331
Prototype Era:1953
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Also produced as SHS #00283 (road number 311).
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model owned by Mark Klemens
photo © Mark Klemens
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01750
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Kerr-McGee
Road Number:31046
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
N.A.H.X.
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01747
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Lancaster & Chester
Road Number:413
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Also produced as SHS #01746 (road number 401).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00408
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Lehigh & New England
Road Number:18224
Prototype Era:1953
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Also produced as SHS #00284 (road number 18104).
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model owned by Holt Apgar
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00033
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Lehigh Valley
Road Number:50772
Prototype Era:1953
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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model owned by Bill Winans
photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00030
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Maine Central (MEC)
Road Number:2492
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01748
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Maryland Midland
Road Number:5132
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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model owned by Ken Garber
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00019
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Road Number:99631
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Two road numbers were produced.
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00285
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Minneapolis & St. Louis (MStL)
Road Number:70499
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1999
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Also produced as SHS #00419 (road number 70525, which was one of the three 1999 NASG Convention cars).
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00082
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT)
Road Number:1333
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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model owned by Ken Garber
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01149
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:N.A.H.X.
Road Number:31060
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2003
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00288
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:N.A.H.X.
Road Number:31067
Prototype Era:1953
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
There is some confusion around this car. It is also listed as SHS #00287. According to Don Thompson it was the exact same car (same road number), but somehow wound up with a different product number.
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00078
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:1563
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
PL&E
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00007
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:573251
Prototype Class:AAR LO
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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model owned by Bill Winans
photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00080
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford
Road Number:117093
Prototype Class:AAR LO
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Ed drilled out the pulling staples and added S Kadee couplers.
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model owned by Edwin Kirstatter
photo © Edwin Kirstatter
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00084
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Penn Central
Road Number:74202
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00090
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Ready Mixed Conc. (RMIX)
Road Number:326
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00079
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:SOO Line
Road Number:6873
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00016
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:SOO Line
Road Number:69091
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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model owned by Ken Garber
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00017
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Southern Pacific
Road Number:401431
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Also produced as SHS #00091 (road number 402243).
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:01744
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Southern Pacific
Road Number:402140
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Also produced as SHS #01745 (road number 401444).
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photo © (S-Helper Service stock photo)
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00020
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Trona
Road Number:31053
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Ed added tack boards, S Kadee couplers, and drilled out the pulling staples.
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model owned by Edwin Kirstatter
photo © Edwin Kirstatter
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00010
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Wabash
Road Number:30321
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
Ed added tack boards, S Kadee couplers, and drilled out the pulling staples.
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model owned by Edwin Kirstatter
photo © Edwin Kirstatter
Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00011
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Western Maryland
Road Number:5531
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00013
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Western Maryland
Road Number:5861
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1994
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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Manufacturer:S-Helper Service
Manufacturer ID:00081
Category:Hoppers, PS-2, 2-bay
Road Name:Western Pacific
Road Number:11203
Prototype Era:1953
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Supplemental:product documentation
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