C&O USRA 2 bay hoppers

Curt Fortenberry <arrphoto@...>

According to the C&O Hoppers and Gons book, vol 1, C&O rebuilt lots of
their USRA 2 bay hoppers (number series 62000) (ala the Tichy kit,
accurail, etc) during WWII. But it really doesn't discuss what all
was done other than some heap shields. In the photo (about 1946) of
one car, it appears to have AB brakes, and another poor photo implies
wine door locks. Does anyone have any other information about these
cars? Did they get the AB brakes during the rebuilding, or perhaps
earlier shoppings?

Curt Fortenberry