Operating Norfolk & Western Hopper Car No. 3456 came with the No. 456 Coal Ramp accessory. It was also offered for separate sale. The first editions of this car in 1950-51 had staple-end trucks, while those that came later would have bar-end trucks.
The body is painted BLACK with WHITE heat-stamped lettering and has a brake wheel on one end. This car would unload its coal into a bin located beneath the track on the No. 456 Coal Ramp.
Some similar hopper cars made by MPC in the Modern Era will not work with this accessory because the alignment of the magnetic button on the track is not correct. This car was produced from 1950 until 1955.
There are two variations:
Variation A: Type II body with staple-end trucks. 1950-1951 Production.
Variation B: Type IV body with bar-end trucks. 1952-55 Production.