Re: ATSF Covered Hoppers


Tim O'Connor
 

Ed Hawkins wrote

The Ga-42 isn't a covered hopper. You probably meant Ga-45, which was
an early covered hopper but with smaller hatches, 24" x 33" compared to
36" square hatches of the more common arrangement. The Ga-45s had open
sides but also had a pair of fittings on the sides that the other cars
don't have (called poke holes). Photos of the Ga-45 appear in the the
April 1991 RMJ.
Pecos River Brass imported a Ga-45 model and it has the smaller
hatches (which open towards the ends) and IIRC lacked the latch
bars that are modeled on later GA/ACF hoppers. The model came with
a data sheet with a photo of ATSF 182009. There were only 10 cars,
built in 1936...

Tim O'Connor

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