Southern hopper question


Tim O'Connor
 

What kind of Southern hopper is that in the background -- USRA?


Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton <smokeandsteam@...>
 

Southern did apparently have some USRA hoppers but they had all
gone by about 1934.
This car is one of a series of cars built in 1929 which were 34’
long inside, making them a feasible kitbash from the Athearn “ribbed”
twin hopper. The process involves narrowing the car since the Athearn
model comes out nearer 11’ wide than 10’, removing the ribs that run
along the bottom of the sides and reworking the ends to have a vertical
staff brake wheel and channel supports (the ends are very much like the
USRA cars). I’ve never seen then inside of one of these cars so I run my
version loaded.
The numbers were 107500-109999 and 1110000-112499 and
285150-285399 – the last series being assigned to the CNOT&P.Builder’s
photos can be found in the Train Shed reprint from the 31 CBC
Aidrian

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Tim O'Connor

What kind of Southern hopper is that in the background -- USRA?

Here's one more:

http://memory.loc.gov/service/pnp/fsac/1a34000/1a34600/1a34685v.jpg

Bob Witt


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