N & W
Operating Hopper
1950 - 1955

Page Last Updated 11/19/00

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The 3456 N & W (Norfolk & Western) operating hopper was the only operating hopper produced by Lionel in the postwar years. It was made to be used with the 456 Coal Ramp.

To fill a 3456 hopper, you caould use one os several accessories such as the 97, 397 or 497 coaling stations. However, unloading this hopper could only be accomplished with the 456 Coal Ramp.

Standard features of a 3456 hopper includes: staple-end trucks for 1950 and 1951 and bar-end trucks from 1952 until 1955, two operating couplers, black body, white lettering plus a single brakewheel.

On the bottom of the 3456 was a special unloading apparatus. As mentioned earlier, this freight car can only be unloaded from hte 456 Coal Ramp.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information

Only Known Variation - Shown in the photo above - All N & W operating hoppers are balck with white lettering.

3456 N & W Operating Hopper
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Variation Years .Box TypeYears
N & W Hopper 1950 - 1955:Middle Classic 1950 - 1955
~ ~ ~ ~~:OPS Stamped 1952

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3456 N & W Operating Hopper
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Historical Sales
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Sales History
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All Aboard Train Shoppe6+$ 60.00Mon Apr 20 10:40:44 2015 Available for sale is a complete, fully functional operating hopper. This version is the later style with bar-end trucks. The exterior colors and lettering are in decent condition and there is nothing broken, damaged nor cracked on the freight car.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+$ 90.00Sat Dec 1 07:55:48 2012 Up for sale is an extremely clean, great-looking operating hopper from the early 1950's. This freight car has staple-end trucks and pristine exterior lettering that's not faded nor worn. There is no rust on the truck plates nor trucks.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$ 99.00Tue Jul 31 20:45:50 2012 Here's an extremely clean operating hopper with a nice black exterior and clean, crisp side lettering. This is a later version hopper with bar-end trucks. The hopper has been tested and works properly.
All Aboard Train Shoppe7+/OB$110.00Tue Jul 24 06:47:54 2012 This is an operating hopper from the final year of production: 1955. The hopper has bar-end trucks with tab couplers. Also included is the original inspection tag! The exterior is in pristine condition and the lettering is nice, white and in perfect condition.
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