Re: heavy duty trucks on B&LE hoppers

Tim O'Connor

70 ton loads of coal or limestone on 4 percent grades. Yeah, the Rio Grande thought they
might need some extra braking power! :-P

Remember back in those days box cars rarely weighed more than 50 tons loaded (grain
and lumber being the major exceptions). Hoppers and gondolas could weigh twice as much
when loaded.

On 2/19/2021 9:25 PM, gary laakso wrote:

This was the type of truck used by the DRGW on some gondolas that W&R imported in brass. 


Gary Laakso

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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