Re: Covered Hoppers - for Cement


The July 1931 ORER lists a first time entry,  cars # 50000 to 50017 listed as “cement, steel hopper bottom”, no class designation. 


In the May 1932 ORER, this car series had been expanded to 50029, assigned class LO, and described as “special type, steel hatchway roof, hopper bottom”


The LV also operated gondolas [series 27200] carrying air activated containers for cement. Ten of these were a new entry in the July 1936 ORER.


Rich Chapin

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