Re: "Longitudinal" hopper


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

The purpose built 1963 B-L-H cars are odd enough in themselves. I don't know what their center of gravity was but it must have been rather high.
It is certainly odd looking. It was evidently a B-L-H idea; I showed the demonstrator car in my volume on SP gondolas. The cars SP bought differ only slightly from the demo. I think part of the reason for the high underbody was because there were half-width longitudinal doors.

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