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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 09:02:57 AM »
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wow.  Talk about a ride height challenge . . . .
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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 09:58:01 AM »
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I'm sure it's mother loves it.

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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 10:52:58 AM »
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Some one has a sense of humor.  Looks like it picked it's skirt up so it wouldn't get wet while crossing the puddles....  ;)

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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 10:54:36 AM »
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I believe the clearance is to allow the bottom doors to open fully.

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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 01:14:43 PM »
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Just what was it used to haul? 

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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 01:18:20 PM »
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Is that a ChemTrak label on the side of the car?

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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 01:25:33 PM »
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Just what was it used to haul?

Copper ore if I'm not mistaken. Open to correction however...

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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 06:54:15 PM »
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Copper ore if I'm not mistaken. Open to correction however...

That is confirmed here.
http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/spcars/bynumber/gon/gon_300xxx.htm

Interesting that it only has a 21 ft inside length. Big porches on the ends. Basically part ore car, part bridge.
http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/photos/sp/sp341211_john_rodgers.jpg

Thanks for the link Richie. First I'd seen of a car like this.

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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 08:44:27 PM »
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Basiclly part ore car, part bridge.

All ugly.

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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 10:40:47 PM »
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Forget the gon... check out the SSW GP20R and the late phase SP GP40-2

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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 01:42:54 AM »
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Such cool stuff. If I wasn't so enamored with Conrail and wanted to model some western stuff, I'd be all over the SP...
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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 01:23:59 PM »
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I'm curious what the piping around the top and bottom are, heating elements?

Can't model worth a darn, but can research like an SOB.

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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 01:30:21 PM »
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I'm curious what the piping around the top and bottom are, heating elements?

I would think that the lower piping is the train line and the upper pipes are for the dumping mechanism.


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Re: The ugliest hopper I ever saw .
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 02:17:31 PM »
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That car has TrainCat written all over it...
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