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GaryN

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wheel size covered hoppers?
« on: November 16, 2007, 12:08:35 AM »
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I have Intermountain 3 bay and 4 bay covered hoppers that require wheel upgrades.
Are 33" or 36" wheels prototypically correct? 
If you have a document that you can identify that would be good too.

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Re: wheel size covered hoppers?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 12:13:24 AM »
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Most if not all modern covered hoppers would have 36" wheels.
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Re: wheel size covered hoppers?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 01:14:34 AM »
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IIRC, any car rated for 100t (or close to that) will have 36" wheels.  If your looking for covered hopper info, you need to find an end shot and it could be stenciled there.

It's very blurry, but you can make out where it says 36" steel wheels:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=726911


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Re: wheel size covered hoppers?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 12:07:30 AM »
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I could not read the 36" on the pic.  But thank you for the link.

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Re: wheel size covered hoppers?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007, 10:38:43 AM »
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AAR (FRA now?) mandated 36" wheels on 100T cars. This goes way back.
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