Re: Monon Covered Hopper
D. Port Jr.
Just wanted to say thank you to all for the replies I received about mytoggle quoted message Show quoted text
It was very helpful.
The car number I have 4413 has a NEW 12-55 Date.
Did Athearn get the year wrong?
Thanks for your help.
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From: "Mont Switzer" <mhts_switzerm@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Monon Covered Hopper
Dan,covered hoppers until the late 1960's and then only on a limited basis.
Instead the railroad operated a number of boxcars with roof hatches.
hoppers. They were built in 12-53 by Pullman Standard and numbered C.I.L.
railroad would only have purchased them if had a pre-determined purpose
which was the case. All 30 cars were equipped with vibrators to handle
flour with cars 4401 - 4415 being assigned to General Mills.
covered hoppers were placed in sand service assinged to Sand Brokers at
Michigan City, IN.
did not travel far from their midwest ownership and they could always seen
Michigan City, IN and Indianapolis, IN. As I attempted to dupicate Monon
operatons and schedules in HO scale I learned that train scheduling between
Michigan City branch and Indianapolis branch had the railroad moving sand
cars between the two points via Monon, IN overnight. This is a good example
of how model operations can assist us in learning how the prototype