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Re: Hopper Bottom Boxcar
Garth Groff or Sally Sanford <sarahsan@...>
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Well, they certainly didn't "catch on", but there were more examples around than just the GN and CP examples. Even the Northern Electric Railway (later the Sacramento Northern) had a few: http://www.wplives.org/sn/nebox.html .
There was also a craze for hopper-bottomed stock cars to also carry coal or coke, and an ATSF example is shown in illustrations 184-185 in the 1919 CAR BUILDER'S DICTIONARY. This is reproduced in Gregg's TRAIN SHED CYCLOPEDIA No. 36.
On 11/1/17 1:30 PM, Benjamin Hom b.hom@... [STMFC] wrote: