As late as 1970, the W&W was still loading sand in boxcars and B&O
covered hoppers. Mostly covered hoppers by that late date. They had
no cars of their own until later.
In the early 1950's, photos show most of the sand moving in boxcars
with one or two B&O covered hoppers per day. The covered hoppers
assigned to Winchester for sand service were B&O Class N-25, N-25A
and N-25B covered hoppers which B&O convered from side dump open
hoppers. There is no commercial model which comes close. The
covered hoppers assigned to Winchester for sand service were used to
load silica sand from Gore on the W&W and calcium carbonate glass
sand from MJ Grove in Stephens City.
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