B&O converted some of their USRA single-sheathed boxcars with roof hatches in the late 1920s.
On October 30, 2019 at 8:16 PM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
A quick scan of the hard drive shows ACL, ATSF, BAR, BN, CN, CG, CP, D&H, DTI, EL, GN,
HS, LV, MILW, MONON, MP, N&W, NS, OAR, PC, PRR, RI, SAL, SCL, SOU, TH&B, UP, and WABASH
all had box cars with roof hatches.
And that's not a complete list. Tony mentioned the SP, too.
On 10/30/2019 5:51 PM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io wrote:
Boxcar With Roof Hatches
I've seen a few photos of boxcars with roof hatches for loading such commodities as aluminum dross, cement, various clays, lime and spent grain.
All of the photos I've seen are associated with shippers in the Southeast and Midwest.
Would such boxcars have served shippers in the Southwest to any degree?