Re: 4'8" IH gons

Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>

I wonder how long these interior grab irons on slope sheets lasted on hoppers given the wear and tear during loading and unloading.

Tim Gilbert

ed_mines wrote:

--- In STMFC@... <>, Tony Thompson <thompsonmarytony@...>
wrote:Some instances exist of both hoppers and gons with internal grab
iron rows exactly for exiting.

I was surprised to see row of grab irons on the slope sheets in a USRA
hopper at the Penn state railroad museum in Strassberg. I checked a
CBC reprint (maybe 1925?) and found the grabs in the plans.

I was a little surprised that these never showed up in models like the
Tichy cars.

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