Re: Bay hoppers vs GS gons in the SW


benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Andy Sperandeo wrote:

George Walls mentioned the Santa Fe's Ga-24 4-bay "cross hoppers" in
the '31 cyc. There were only 75 of these cars, all built in 1929. The
class remained intact until 1961, but they certainly weren't common
cars in the overall AT&SF fleet.


And they're not a straight kitbash from the Athearn quad either:

http://railroad.union.rpi.edu/rolling-stock/Hoppers/ATSF-quad-31-
cyc.jpg

These cars have a "sawtooth" hopper arrangement similar to PRR Class
H21 and the "long" taper vice the "stepped" taper on the Athearn quad.


Ben Hom

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