Search:
Type the text to search here
and press Enter.
This will search in all fields
of the database.

Click on Search: to go to the advanced search page.

Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Open Hopper - 2-Bay Rib Side, 8-Panel

Please help support TroveStar. Why?

Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Open Hopper - 2-Bay Rib Side, 8-Panel
Name Open Hopper, 2-Bay, Rib Side, 8-Panel
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Open Hopper
Variety 2-Bay Rib Side, 8-Panel
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)



History: In the 1960s, Chesapeake & Ohio’s earliest offset side hoppers were coming due for rebuilding. Rather than fabricating new offset sides, C&O’s Raceland Shops opted for new sides with 8 full length panels joined with external ribs. This made the cars cheaper to rebuild and maintain. It also extended the service lives of the cars into the 1980s. C&O would go on to rebuild over 15,000 cars into 8-panel hoppers. Baltimore & Ohio sent many of their offset side hoppers over to the Raceland Shops of their sister road C&O for rebuilding into 8-panel hoppers. By this time, B&O had adopted C&O’s Futura demi-bold lettering for reporting marks and road numbers but B&O’s capitol dome logo persisted. These cars also operated well into the 1980s.

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, 8-Panel
Item created by: gdm on 2019-01-18 20:46:06

If you see errors or missing data in this entry, please feel free to log in and edit it. Anyone with a Gmail account can log in instantly.