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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Open Hopper - 2-Bay RIb Side, Arch End
Name Open Hopper, 2-Bay, Rib Side, Arch End
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Open Hopper
Variety 2-Bay RIb Side, Arch End
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Epoch II (1920-1945)



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History: 2-Bay ribside coal hoppers were in common use in the first half of the 20th century. The ribbed sides added stability so the loads would not bow out the side of the hoppers. Steel was in plentiful supply after the second world wars and these cars were pretty much everywhere coal was being produced or consumed.

The arched ends on certain of these steel ribside hoppers were presumable added to prevent coal from slopping forward or backwards between the cars when they were abruptly started or stopped. The arch end versions were far less common than their flat-ended sisters.

Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Open Hopper - 2-Bay RIb Side, Arch End
Item created by: gdm on 2018-08-27 09:36:24

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