Re: covered Hoppers

Allen Cain <allencain@...>

I just checked the January 1954 ORER (do not have an earlier one) and all of
the covered hoppers owned by the Milwaukee Road were 29 ft 3 in long but had
70 Ton capacity. This would support that they were intended for carrying
high density loads such as cement. And the notes indicated that most, if
not all had eight 3 ft by 3 ft square doors on the roof. Now I am NOT a
Milwaukee road expert by any stretch of the imagination and am offering this
for consideration only and I yield to the experts.

Allen Cain

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