Re: Hopper Bottom Boxcar


Jeff Eggert
 

This is pushing the group time frame, but sometime between 1958 and 1963, there was a proposal by the CNW mechanical department to rebuild some of their war emergency boxcars into covered hoppers.  To the best of my knowledge this never happened.  It went as far as a car diagram proposing 4 roof hatches, 2 discharge gates, and 2 grain access doors.  They even estimated the light weight of 55,600 lb and having 3047 ft.

Jeff Eggert

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