Re: True Line trains slab side CN covered hopper

Armand Premo

Barrett (Tarvia) a division of Allied Chemical had hopper bottom tank cars for shipping roofing material.Looked pretty much like an ordinary tank car,but with hoppers.They may have been converted tank cars.Armand Premo

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Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 7:55 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: True Line trains slab side CN covered hopper

--- In, "Bill" <wpmccoy@...> wrote:
> Any comments or thoughts on the True line CN slab side covered hopper? Did they ever come to the US?
> Bill McCoy
> Jax, FL
Potash was a common commodity for these cars right through the 60's and into the early 1970's. I have data from the Ann Arbor RR carferry manifests showing them loaded in Saskatchewan and routed CN-DWP-SOO-AA or CP-SOO-AA. From there they went to lots of co-op and crop service places in Michigan and throughout the midwest. The slab-sides weren't the only covered hoppers in this service. The CN and CP "tank hoppers" were common too.

Craig Wilson

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