Re: Erie Horizontal rib hopper
Thanks, Bob, another reason I need your book. It's on my Christmas list.
I was about halfway through the research I needed to do.
The Z-section horizontal ribbed hopper cars were built by Standard Steel. The pressed-steel,hat-shaped horizontal ribbed
hopper cars were built by the Pressed Steel Car Company.Company. The Erie
purchased a number of these cars beginning in 1914 from the Standard Steel Car Company beginningwith car number
31000. The Erie then bought another series of these cars from the Pressed Steel Car Companybeginning in May 1916,
beginning with car number 32800.numbers 31000 through
32799 had the Z-section horizontal ribs, and 32800 through 33499 had the pressed-steel, hat-shapedribs.
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