[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] ID of hoppers


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Thanks, Ben! I had been looking for more shots of this car, and wow.

Elden Gatwood

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Elden Gatwood wrote:

"I found another better one of the same wreck:

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Can you read the lot number from this?"

Fell victim to an assumption that I give others a hard time about making - that all 7-side post hoppers are USRA twins. This car is from Lot 665-H, P&LE 38500-39499, 1000 cars rebuilt in 1937-1938 from 30 ft IL side dump hoppers in Lots 340-H and 349-H.


Ben Hom


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Thanks, Todd!

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I should have added that Lot 665-H are P&LE cars in series 38500-39499, and that acceptable models are by Accurail and Tichy.

Todd Sullivan.


Benjamin Hom
 

Elden Gatwood wrote:
"I found another better one of the same wreck:

Fell victim to an assumption that I give others a hard time about making - that all 7-side post hoppers are USRA twins.  This car is from Lot 665-H, P&LE 38500-39499, 1000 cars rebuilt in 1937-1938 from 30 ft IL side dump hoppers in Lots 340-H and 349-H.


Ben Hom


Todd Sullivan
 

I should have added that Lot 665-H are P&LE cars in series 38500-39499, and that acceptable models are by Accurail and Tichy.

Todd Sullivan.


Todd Sullivan
 

Lot 665-H.  You probably can find it in the CASO website pages that Ben usually references when it comes to questions about NYC system freight cars.  Try this link ... http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/NYC-MODELS-FREIGHT2.htm .

Todd Sullivan


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Ben;

Thanks! I found another better one of the same wreck:

https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1944.09092/from_search/ca8e58282d44cbd9569f726020dc8d50-69

Can you read the lot number from this?

Thanks!

Elden

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Elden Gatwood asked:
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are these NYC or P&LE blister hoppers?

Yes; possible lots are 639-H, 640-H, 641-H, 645-H, 651-H, 655-H, or 674-H converted in 1936, 1937, and 1940. Note that these cars have the type of blister panels that include interlocking side posts vice the ones that reused the existing side posts. NYCS did convert twelve other cars in 1933 and 1935, but I'm not sure if they used these sides.


Ben Hom