Re: Why so MUCH discussion on coal car models?


Mike Brock writes:

"None of this, however, explains the Mopac triple hopper operating in
service on the B&O heading back to West Va. for another load. Perhaps B&O
crews couldn't distinguish between B&O and Mopac on the black hopper cars.
Or...maybe Mopac made nicer hopper cars...given that UP also "captured"
for use on the branch south of Provo, UT."

Mike do you have any additional information on MP hoppers in "captive"
service? I model the MP in the Southern Illinois coal fields and am always
looking for information on MP coal traffic in the 1950s.

Jerry Michels

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