Re: Kato ACF Covered Hoppers

Jerry Dziedzic

I'm certain Clark and Ed are referring to the 1958 cu ft design. Can't add any other examples of evenly-spaced hatches to Ed's list without referring to my files.

If we consider the 1790 cu ft design, all the 10-hatch versions had evenly spaced hatches. CNJ 59100-59149 were evenly-spaced 8-hatch cars. I may be able to find other examples when I catch up with my files.

And's long's I'm at it, we cement heads have usually referred to the 1790 cu ft design as "drop-frame" or "bent-frame". I propose that we adhere to convention and call them fishbelly cars. Can't explain why I never thought of this before. Objections?

Jerry Dziedzic
Pattenburg, NJ

--- In, Ed Hawkins <hawk0621@...> wrote:

On Apr 9, 2010, at 8:30 AM, rockroll50401 wrote:

Jerry touched on hatch spacing. How many customers bought cars with
evenly spaced hatches? (Not the normal center two together)
Clark Propst
The following cars had evenly-spaced hatches. They were built between
Jan. 1947 and Sept. 1950. It's possible there were others, but this is
the list of cars that I'm aware of.

GM&O 80000-80049 (Pullman-Standard), 80500-80649 (ACF, two groups)
M&StL 70101-70199 odd (Pulman-Standard)
MILW 99325-99574 (Milw. Rd. shops)
SHPX 25478-25480 (leased to Westvaco Chemical) (ACF)
SI 4003-4025 (13 cars sold to NP 75130-75142 ca. 1955) (ACF)

Ed Hawkins

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