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Lionel 21853 BNSF PS-2CD Hopper 3-pack - C10/Mint/NIB
Mfg #: 6-21853
2015 Greenburg Price Guide: $155 (Mint)
This 3-car set of BNSF standard "O" PS-2 CD covered hoppers was manufactured by Lionel in 2006. This top of the line hopper was new to Lionel in 2003 and was an instant sell-out. The set contains three individually numbered hoppers:
They are very detailed prototypes of modern railway hoppers with dozens of hand applied details that are nothing more than molded details on earlier cars. The more you look, the more details you find.
Begin with 14 hand-applied step ladders at each end of the car, hand-applied walkway grates on top of the hopper running the full length of the car, 3 hand applied latches on the roof hatches, and a hand-applied brake line running the full length of the car. It has a metal brake wheel with hand applied brake lines and air tank at one end, plus four hand-applied hanging steps, one at each corner. The underside hatches contain an equal amount of detail and it rolls on all metal sprung trucks with rotating bearing caps, metal wheels and axles, and operating metal un-coupler plates, integrated into the truck (far better operationally than the "thumb-tack" version of the past 30 years) and knuckle couplers at both ends.
The cars are factory fresh, direct from a sealed factory shipping carton. We took one photo of the cars, untouched in their shipping carton, before we removed only one of the cars for a photograph. You can't get them any "fresher"! We’ve attached a Lionel website file photo of the 3-cars on a track for your reference.