Re: heavy duty trucks on B&LE hoppers


Dave Nelson
 

In one of Kip Harrington’s stories he wrote of ancient east coast HM hoppers being sold “out west” where they showed up hauling coal over Soldier Summit.  These were B&LE cars built before WWI.  They had clasp brakes on them.

 

That suggests clasp brakes were a standard feture on B&LE hoppers, at least in the first half of the 20th century.

 

Dave Nelson

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