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Early Steel Hopper

David
 

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David
There is also a picture of this car on page 68 of Pittsburgh and Lake Eire by Harold H. McLean (Golden West Books 1980).  The author states that the car was either built by P&LE in the McKees Rocks Shops or by Youngstown Bridge Company
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David
 

Aha! That hint and a quick search turned up an article in the February 1906 American Engineer and Railroad Journal, pp. 52-53.

https://books.google.com/books?id=lEmxCGAbOSEC&pg=PA52
https://books.google.com/books?id=lEmxCGAbOSEC&pg=PA53

"The car is of the hopper type, of 80,000 lbs. nominal capacity, and was designed and built during the latter part of 1897 under the direction of Mr. L. H. Turner, superintendent of motive power of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, by the Youngstown Bridge Company, Youngstown, Ohio."

David Thompson

Donald B. Valentine
 

   A very interesting car for that period especially but what are the trucks on it? At first I thought they might be some sort of Fox
design but not after a second look. Thanks for posting this.

Cordially, Don Valentine

David
 

A very interesting car for that period especially but what are the trucks on it?
Schoen trucks.

David Thompson