Re: Wabash Rebuilt War Emegency Hopper

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>

Thanks Jim, Bummer. Looks like this goes in the sell pile for the Railfest
show Kirtland OH in a few weeks.
Brian J Carlson P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

----- Original Message -----
From: "James F. Brewer" <jfbrewer@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Wabash Rebuilt War Emegency Hopper


The December 2000 RMJ Hawkins article contains a roster of the AAR
Emergency 50-Ton Composite Hoppers based upon ORER information. This roster
shows that as of April 1957, the Wabash had 398 of the original 400 cars
still in service and of composite construction. The entry for January 1958
shows the same 398 cars still of compostie construction. The entry for
January 1959 shows them to be all steel.

There is a second chart in this article which provides some building
information, etc. The note for the Wabash cars states "Wabash cars rebuilt

In the second article, there is also a photo of WAB 39152 and the caption
indicates it was rebuilt "circa 1958."

It looks as though these cars were rebuilt after your August 1957 era.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD

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