NKP hoppers


--- In STMFC@..., "George" <gsc3@...> wrote:
I remember running upon a NKP hopper in southwest Virginia on a N&W
branch back in the nineteen seventies. This was following the merger
of the two roads.
There are a lot of photos including an NKP composite hopper on the CNJ
in a CNJ steam - color photo book.

Captions in a NKP publicity photo book said that most coal on the NKP
was moved in C&O hoppers. My assumption was that the NKPs own hoppers
were used to ship company coal. (The book's captions have been
criticized in this forum before).

Maybe the NKP leased or sold some of their hoppers when diesels took

Ed Mines

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