What products would have been shipped in an SHPX 2-bay covered
I typically associate such cars as "cement hoppers" which were usually
relatively short haul products (200 miles - or less) and were typically
RR owned cars such as SP, WP, GN, etc. However I take note of the
fact that my experience with/knowledge of cement hoppers is primarily
for the West Coast.
If this car (Intermountain makes them and yes they were produced
before the cut off date of this list).
I'm speculating in my head that perhaps RR owned cement hoppers
weren't "the rule rather than the exception" on the East Coast and so
having marks such as SHPX was actually quite common in that
part of the country?
- Jim B.