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Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Covered Hopper - 2-Axle Cereal

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Name Covered Hopper, 2-Axle, Cereal
Region Europe
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Covered Hopper
Variety 2-Axle Cereal
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Epoch III (1945-1970)
Source of Text TroveStar



History: Use of this kind of car started in the mind 1950s, but really came into widespread use starting in 1968. Throughout the 1970s, long unit trains of this type were a common sight throughout Western Europe. The car design was adopted from an earlier coal-transportation railcar (they are similar to the Eds type). Likely large numbers of Eds cars were converted to use for cereal/grain transportation due to the replacement of coal by heating oil for residential and industrial usage.
A number have been built by FRANGECO (Compagnie Française de Matériel de Chemin de Fer et Générale de Construction), a former subsidiary of the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits. FRANGECO, then renamed TITAN CODER, stopped its activities in 1974 due to bankruptcy.

More details (in French) on this site.

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) - Covered Hopper - 2-Axle Cereal
Item created by: gdm on 2019-10-09 11:06:23. Last edited by Alain LM on 2019-10-13 12:14:55

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