Re: Depression era / pre-WWII Covered Hoppers?


Staffan Ehnbom
 

The Great Northern received their first covered hoppers from GAT in 1940, series 73995-73999, later renumbered to 71225-71229. I never saw a picture of any one of these five cars. The cars "were required to meet demands of traffic for cement and other loading, and will be constructed to the specifications recommended by the Mechanical Committee of the Western Association of Railway Executives". The next batch of covered hoppers on the GN were 25 cars from AC&F in 1946.

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