Richard Hendrickson lobs one...Now, Tim, the early Santa Fe cross hoppers were built in VERY small numbersAll news to me. However, from a west coast perspective, y'seen one hopper,Now, Richard, I believe you are somewhat disingenuous here. After
and were seldom seen on the Coast Lines, so my interest in them is
decidedly marginal. As for the Rodger-Hart selective ballast cars, they
were a whole other story. They were designed as ballast cars and the Santa
Fe used them almost exclusively in that service. So they weren't hoppers
in the usual sense at all - that is, AFAIK they never carried (yawn) coal.
Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520