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Photos: Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny Hoppers 63133 With Coal Loads

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny Hoppers 63133 With Coal Loads

Some 1917 photos from the Historic Pittsburgh website.

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

63133

https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1917.01048/viewer

63128

https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1917.01045/viewer

63134

https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1917.01049/viewer

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Benjamin Hom
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:
"Photos: Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny Hoppers 63133 With Coal Loads

Some 1917 photos from the Historic Pittsburgh website.

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

63133
https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1917.01048/viewer 

63128
https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1917.01045/viewer 

63134
https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1917.01049/viewer "

Nice find!  PMcK&Y 63000-64999, Lot 368-H, built by SSC, 1917.  They resemble an original PRR Class H21 hopper with skirts.
http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/lot-368.jpg
http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/pmcky-63698.jpg

These were more numerous than you think - 2,000 cars in revenue service through 1953.


Ben Hom



Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Photos: Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny Hoppers 63133 With Coal Loads
Some 1917 photos from the Historic Pittsburgh website.
Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.
63133
63128
63134

     Nice photos of VERY full loads. The "Pee-Mickey," as it was known in Pittsburgh, though long part of P&LE, remained in view for many years because P&LE apparently saw no need to rush reprinting the reporting marks.
      As late as 1953, the ORER shows over 3000 PMcK&Y cars among the 26,000 P&LE fleet.

Tony Thompson



David
 

C&O had 3000 similar skirted quads built in 1916-7, but theirs were all "rebodied" into USRA triples and offset quads a decade later. SSC built another batch of these for several industrial users in 1920, and many of those eventually found their way to NYC or P&LE. Interstate leased 99 of the KOPX cars for a while in the 1920s, though.

David Thompson