"Longitudinal" hopper

David Smith

This car:


has come up for discussion on n-scale. I've never seen one before,
which doesn't mean anything, but I'm curious. Is this even a
steam-era car? One poster thought it was a GA-122, which I found on a
list of ATSF diagrams as built in 1961, but the GA-123 is not
identified as a longitudinal hopper. I searched the STMFC archive and
couldn't find any mention of longitudinal hoppers. If it's out of
era, then say no more. If it is in era, is it a ballast car only or
would it have had other uses?

David L. Smith
Allentown, PA

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