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 wrote:
In 1955, GN changed the slope sheet angle on some of their 73000-73199 hopper cars:

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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