Re: Virginian hopper in Omaha?


Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>
 

timboconnor@... wrote:

i know it's not Sherman Hill, but....

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Tim,

A VGN hopper could be in Omaha for the same reason that an N&W hopper could be seen on Sherman Hill. It was due to the demand for coal mined in southern West Virginia in Omaha and to the West.

Hoppers owned by the VGN and N&W as well as C&O and L&N had to be returned directly to their owners after being unloaded by fiat of the AAR's Car Service Bureau's Order C-411. Any other road loading a VGN, N&W, C&O or L&N hopper would be in violation of this order.

Tim Gilbert

Tim Gilbert

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