Re: Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper

Donald Ford <ford.donald77@...>

Yes they had dimples or depresions in the slope heets, and the comsosite cars
had upside down pans fastened the the composie slope sheets if I read Chuck Y's
drawings rite.  Both the photos in the RMC August 1997 article and I am guessing
that he used the same photos in his book on the Leheigh Valley, same numbers,
are of the side that would not have had the train air line using standard
pratice.  Rich Christe said that his info on the twin hoppers these cars were
rebuilt into had the outside train air line.  I also have a photo of one of
these cars its 3/4 end view but does shown the air line.  They cut the frame
when the cars were rebuilt and could have rerouted it at that time.  I am going
to go with train air line down the center sill.  Well my car will be run on a
modular layout so I will just keep the left side out and the air line cop
shouldn't be albe to see it.
Don Ford
Kanab UT

From: Tim O'Connor <>
Sent: Sat, September 4, 2010 12:27:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper


Didn't these cars require "dimples" on the underside to
clear the wheels/truck-swing? Maybe the train line was run
down the center line of the car to avoid interference?

Tim O'Connor

Yungkurth, "Steam Era of Lehigh Valley", p 58, shows the left sides
of LV 41254 (composite quad) and 41185 (steel-sided quad); the train
pipe isn't visible in either.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

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