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Hi Tony, Ben, Garth, David, and List
Thanks for the useful and interesting
I think I figured out why the car is stencilled
DISCO - see link below...
If the reweigh date really is 1947, then this is
indeed a very rare bird, with only enough cars in service that one can count the
entire fleet of them on the fingers of both hands!
Perhaps these GLa copies were specifically
purchased for dedicated service to this one mine for some unknown reason. If the
cars were being loaded with coal at the Disco mine, and were also
delivering their load of coal to some online destination, then the archbar
trucks might not have been an issue since the cars would never leave Montour
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:40
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Montour twin
hopper M 8014
Only 8 cars in this series remained on 1-1-50. I'd also guess that the
trucks had been changed by then. Contrast that number of cars to the 1472 USRA
cars in the 15000, 16000 and 17000 number series. Tony
On Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:15:49 PM CDT, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...
Hi List Members,
The Montour twin hopper M 8014 shown closest to
the camera in the image linked below has a more-than-slight resemblance to a
PRR class GLa hopper - especially the end construction. Does anyone else
agree? Was this previously known regarding MONTOUR
The reweigh date might be 1947, altho it is hard
to tell. Note the car is rolling around on archbar trucks - this might be a
little uncommon if the reweigh date really is 1947!
Is the car stencilled DISCO on the side? If so,
does someone know what that indicates?
My Dec 1930 ORER does not show this car listed -
does anyone know when this hopper was in service?