Re: Depression era / pre-WWII Covered Hoppers?


The following does not address your question directly however provides a transition date, though this itself is "an exception" taking in to account the prior admonishments on this list about exceptions.

From Railway Age March 4, 1944 - Page 476 Vol 116 in the bound issues is found " Cement cars are being used by the CN&W for grain hauling - in an emergency measure". 
                                                                                                            Jim Dick - St. Paul , MN                                             

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