Re: The Strange Case of the MP Hoppers on the Santa Fe


It's very possible that MP hoppers may have run over Sherman Hill on
the UP in the early 50's because Geneva Steel also used 20% Arkansas
Coal between 1956 and 1966. It's possible that it may have started

Don't know if this helps the general history or not, but I have a photo of a
solitary loaded MoPac gondola headed west at Laramie (probably taken when I
should have been studying for vertebrate morphology or some such class) in
the 1970s. Remember the steam era never ended on the Union Pacific! :^)

Jerry Michels

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