Re: Tennessee Central-Rebuilt USRA 3-Bay Hoppers.
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I'm still looking for a few photos of those ex Virginian Tennessee Central
Sincerely, Rich Yoder
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Subject: Fwd: [STMFC] Re: Tennessee Central-Rebuilt USRA 3-Bay Hoppers.
Hopefully Rich Yoder is monitoring this list and will see this news, He was
particuarly interested in the cars as they appeared on the TC and would like
to know how to get a copy of the photo referred to here am sure.
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "James F. Brewer" <jfbrewer@...> wrote:
are the VGN H-5 70 ton cars built to a USRA/ARA (I get confused)design.Â
The original design was used by NYC, C&O, and VGN, and had two sawtooth
discharge chutes and a center clamshell.Â All three railroads rebuilt these
cars into the three sawtooth chute version.Â I believe that C&O's were
rebuilt with peaked or arch ends.Â (Al; help!!).Â Other than the High
Capacity Gons, these were the largest coal carrying cars on the VGN until
the H-14 70ton triples came in the mid fifties.Â There were two of them
left on the Virginian at the time of the N&W merger(per Dow).Â When I did
the Virginian Coal Cars clinic I put out a request for any pix of these in
Virginian livery as rebuilt.Â A pic of one of the cars on the TC is the
only one that has surfaced to far.Â
version in Hundman's article on the High Capacity gons in one of the last
issues of Mainline Modeler.
be made into a VGN model.Â
over the weekend. The cars in question were USRA 3-bay hoppers built for the
Virginian (Who Knew?) who sold them to Ortner rather than rebuild them when
the time came. So the cars in question are rebuilt USRA 3-Bay hoppers owned
second hand by the TC, and probably unknown to most of us. Let the detective
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