Re: War Emergency Hoppers
Mike Brock says:
I believe that most photographic evidence will show that during the steamNot based on the C&O photos I've browsed--though I can't claim to be
anything like an expert on C&O.
Here, things get a bit tricky. The Prince book shows...and there is aI don't claim N&W (or any particular road) didn't send hoppers off line.
What I do say is that, aside from traffic like coal to the Great Lakes, it
was only in small groups in MOST cases. Documentation needed in general.
My all time favorite, of course, is that damnedNote: one lonely hopper in each case. If you want oddballs, I have a
photo of a Reading (empty) hopper in LA in the early 1950s. Am I going to
model it? Hell no.
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