Re: Lehigh Valley 4-Bay Hopper / Tennessee Central #8125
Steven D Johnson
OK, for the 2.6 people in this group interested in the TC, here's a photo of one of those ex-Lehigh Valley four-bay hoppers I mentioned in my post of 10/08/2019.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven D Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Lehigh Valley 4-Bay Hopper / some went to Tennessee Central and TP&W(?)
I'm glad the topic of these LV hoppers came up (again).
I have a keen interest in them because the Tennessee Central purchased 31 of these cars from International Railway Car Co. in 1956. They became TC nos. 8100-8130. As I recall, I have a photo in my TC files, and will scan and post it when I find it.
Also, TP&W acquired some (at least I assume they are ex-LV), but don't have any information on their acquisition. Just have the attached image of no. 829.
Chuck Yungkurth published a short article, "Lehigh Valley's composite quad hoppers" in the August 1997 issue of RMC. Included is a photo of one of the original composite cars and one of a rebuilt car, with HO scale drawings of both versions.
I have several of the Lionel and Hobbyline cars purchased at train shows or on eBay. Would like to eventually upgrade the models and decorate them for TC.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Scott Seders
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 7:55 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Lehigh Valley 4-Bay Hopper
Is the Hobbyline model the best starting point for this LV hopper?
I wanted to be certain there isn’t a better model (injection molded plastic or resin) available that I am overlooking.