Covered Hoppers

Jim Betz

1) When were the first covered hoppers and what service
were they in?
I know they first started showing up on the GN in
'48 and were in cement service. Grain hoppers started
showing up fairly soon after.

2) Does anybody have any pics of the "GE LAMPS" cars in
service? (Black cars with white lettering built by
ACF in 10-46 if you can trust the markings on the Kato

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