Re: Photo: Union Carbide Covered Hopper 552
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Plus, the no tie plates to hold the rail.
Northwest of Mike Brock
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Union Carbide Covered Hopper 552
There IS something strange about that roof . . . the roof walk has many humps in it and appears to rest on the hatch covers. ??
It almost looks like the running boards were improperly installed….it looks like there are supports for off-center boards and the hatches are hinged to open along the length of the car. It doesn’t look like the boards have any attachment from the laterals inboard.
Also note the use of arch bar trucks in a car built in 1935!!!
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Photo: Union Carbide Covered Hopper 552
Photos from the Pullman Library:
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Interesting inboard hatch cover arrangement.