Re: Georgia & Florida Hoppers


Tony Thompson
 

Marty McGuirk wrote:

Finally found a paper copy of an ORER that lists the inside width as 10' while the outside width is 10'2". So that would seem to indicate that they were definitely offset side cars."
Not necessarily. Grab irons and other hardware on the outside of the car can account for such dimensions. Morevoer, the rib depth on a conventional ribbed hopper would probably just about account for the stated inside and outside width.

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