Re: Increasing slope sheet angle on hoppers


Tim O'Connor
 


They were coal hoppers. I suppose some grades of coal required steeper slope sheets. There were
lignite coal deposits in GN territory and I think that type of coal is "brown dirt" rather than hard coal.


On 12/17/2020 12:23 PM, spsalso via groups.io wrote:
In 1955, GN changed the slope sheet angle on some of their 73000-73199 hopper cars:


http://www.accurail.com/accurail/art/2300/2301.jpg


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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