FW: What Kind Of Car Is This?

Rupert & Maureen <gamlenz@...>

Given that Ralston apparently designed the car as opposed to building it,
and there was reference to a 1906-1909 time frame, the note in Railway Age
1907 volume 43 page 887 may be pertinent -
"Solvay Process Company, Syracuse, N. Y., reported in The Railway Age of May
17 as being in the market for 10 hopper bottom steel cars of 100,000 pounds
capacity, has placed this order with the Standard Steel Car Company."

All the other reported purchases by Solway for cars between 1900 and 1909
were of tank cars.

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ

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Cyril and Lynn Durrenberger
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] What Kind Of Car Is This?

So this is likely to be the fist type of covered hopper car?
Cyril Durrenberger

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