Re: Early L&N Covered Hopper?
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Nevertheless, Dennis, I think "funky" is an appropriate term to describe the appearance.
I was inspired to see if other railroads did this and BINGO came up immediately with B&O
N-26 #233250 (USRA clone I think) with exactly the same solution !! Two N-17 photos however
show the pipe immediately bent upwards and back over the top of the brake cylinder. So, two
different solutions for the same problem by the same railroad.
Ben, I suspect its the brake cylinder hanging out the end of the car.