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

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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Open Hopper - 2-Bay Rib Side
Name Open Hopper, 2-Bay, Rib Side
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Open Hopper
Variety 2-Bay Rib Side
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)



History: The open hopper is an evolution of the gondola, a simple freight car used for the transportation of various materials without and facility for protection from the elements. The hopper had higher sides than the gondola and possessed a mechanism on the bottom (bay doors) for discharging the load.

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.

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Item Links: We found: 2 different collections associated with Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Open Hopper - 2-Bay Rib Side
Item created by: gdm on 2018-08-31 08:12:38. Last edited by gdm on 2020-04-10 13:16:03

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