Re: G&F Hoppers

Benjamin Scanlon

This is just a guess, but the ACL and SAL both had open hoppers for carrying wet rock phosphate (and sand). They were rebuilt from regular hoppers with shortened interior and a platform near the top of each end for personnel to stand on. I wonder whether the G&F hoppers might have been of a similar design and use...

i am not certain but from the 'rails through the wiregrass' book and multiple photos that i have seen, i do not think the G&F had such traffic.

most of these hopper designs were for traffic in the bone valley of florida. the G&F didn't have any trackage there; had they done so, the SOU would not have procrastinated so much about buying it!

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