Southern covered hoppers for coke

George Courtney

On page 98 of the "Southern Railway Color Guide to Freight and
Passenger Equipment" is a photo of an offset side hopper converted to
coke service with a roof and square hatches. The photo was taken in
August 1964. However it's stated that the car was built at ACF in
1948. It is numbered 104475 and is a LO of 2226 cuft capacity.
I wondered if the built date was when the roof with square hatches
was added. I thought square hatches were a bit late for any 1950's
George Courtney

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