Re: Photo: Reading Hopper 74778 (1930)

Eric Hansmann

These PSC arch bar trucks were used on a few B&O freight car classes in the Teens and Twenties. I know the N-9 and N-12d hoppers, and M-15d boxcars used these trucks. Possibly, the B&O reused the trucks from the N-9 hoppers as they were retired.

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Reading Hopper 74778 (1930)

They are a pressed steel archbar truck; fairly commonly used on Pressed Steel Car's early production, including Reading's first PSC hoppers.
Reading took a liking to the design and used it on several later orders through the mid-Teens.

David Thompson

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