Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Erie Low Side Hopper (Gondola?) With Damaged Floor


Schuyler Larrabee
 

In a word, yes.  That substantial (and bent) rod across the car would wind up the hopper doors by the ratcheted wheel on the side of the car.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gatwood, Elden J SAD
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Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Erie Low Side Hopper (Gondola?) With Damaged Floor

 

Fabulous shot, Bob!

 

Can anyone elaborate on the drop mechanism?  Is that a rod and ratchet that controlled dropping of the doors?

 

Thanks!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Erie Low Side Hopper (Gondola?) With Damaged Floor

 

Photo: Erie Low Side Hopper (Gondola?) With Damaged Floor

An undated photo from the Columbus Metropolitan Library:

Blockedhttps://digital-collections.columbuslibrary.org/digital/collection/transport/id/2463/rec/138

This is a very clear photo and can be enlarged quite a bit to show the floor detail and mechanism for dumping a load.

My thanks to Bill West on the PRR Group for the link tip.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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