Re: Rapido GLa Hopper--Anthracite carloads on Great Northern


Coal usually went out of North Vancouver or Burnaby iirc

On Fri, Dec 25, 2020, 8:55 PM Robert kirkham <rdkirkham@...> wrote:
That’s the kind of data that had me asking about other speciality products - besides anthracite loads.  

The truth is, I can’t recall more than a handful of hoppers in photos for my era out here in Vancouver.  Maybe they were all on trains running after dark, lol?


On Dec 25, 2020, at 8:30 PM, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

The Annual Report for GN in 1939 shows carloads by these groups:
  1. Anthracite       1.055
  2. Bituminous    39,248 
  3. Lignite             12,730 and
  4. Coke                  4,561
For a little perspective,  GN move 1,150 carloads of eggs, 1,301 of salt and 537 of wool.  If the GLa hoppers could have moved anthracite, I can buy one.
Gary Laakso
Northwest of Mike Brock

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