Photo: Reading Hopper 74778 (1930)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Reading Hopper 74778 (1930)

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/80318_086

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Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


kevinhlafferty
 

Now those are some unusual trucks.

 

Kevin Lafferty


David
 

They are a pressed steel archbar truck; fairly commonly used on Pressed Steel Car's early production, including Reading's first PSC hoppers. Reading took a liking to the design and used it on several later orders through the mid-Teens.

David Thompson


Eric Hansmann
 

These PSC arch bar trucks were used on a few B&O freight car classes in the Teens and Twenties. I know the N-9 and N-12d hoppers, and M-15d boxcars used these trucks. Possibly, the B&O reused the trucks from the N-9 hoppers as they were retired.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

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They are a pressed steel archbar truck; fairly commonly used on Pressed Steel Car's early production, including Reading's first PSC hoppers.
Reading took a liking to the design and used it on several later orders through the mid-Teens.

David Thompson


William Dale
 

That is a class HTh hopper, no never done in HO scale (hint), nor the trucks. A useless bit of knowledge, only two sets of those trucks are known to exist. One set is at the RCT&HS museum in Hamburg PA, and the other set resides under a flat car at the Strasburg Railroad. Lastly, don’t hold me to this, but I believe that is the St. Clair PA scale house.

Bill Dale