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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Open Hopper - Ore Car 70 Ton
Name Open Hopper, Ore Car, 70 Ton
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Open Hopper
Variety Ore Car 70 Ton
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)


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History: The bottom-dump ore car was developed in the late 1930s for use by Lake Superior ore railroads. It is a highly specialized railcar, measuring only 24 feet long and having a capacity of 70 to 80 tons. The 24 foot lenght was designed to be compatible with the 12 foot pocket spacing of the gravity-fed ore docks and the 12 yo 24 foot hatch spacing of the Great Lakes ore-carrying ships. These cars discharge into every other pocket.

The first 70 ton cars came to the DM&IR in 1937. 70 ton cars (with taconite extensions) are still in use today on DM&IR (CN) although they are getting pretty worn out. BN built new taconite cars in the 70's to replace the 70 ton NP and GN cars.

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 - Ore Car 70 Ton
Item created by: gdm on 2018-04-14 10:34:37

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