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  Hopper car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A hopper car is a type of railroad freight car used to transport loose bulk commodities such as coal, ore, grain, track ballast, and the like.
This type of car is distinguished from a gondola car in that it has opening doors on the underside or the sides to discharge its cargo.
Recently in North America the open hopper car has been in a terminal decline due to the advent of the rotary car dumper (which simply inverts the car to unload it, and has become the preferred unloading technology).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hopper_car   (296 words)

 Hopper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In agriculture, a hopper on a combine is a tank or bin where the harvested grain is temporarily stored until it is unloaded to a truck or grain cart.
In politics, in the United States House of Representatives, the hopper is the box which sits on the House Clerk's desk, into which a bill or resolution is dropped for introduction.
In Ship, a hopper is a ship or vessel to carry the dumping materials (like rock, sand, soil or rubbish) to fill up the sea, river or lake for lands by reclamation methods.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hopper   (352 words)

 Lee's Trains - Locomotives
The car is pained on one side like a roll of life savers using seven different colors of paint.
The long pin is used to guide the car onto the trucks, but the car sets on the bearing and is not attached in any way with bolts and such.
Finally the hoppers are attached to the bottom of the car using 6-32 button head cap screws.
www.lees-trains.com /cyl-hopper2   (565 words)

 AAR Car types from Oct 1989 ORER
Note: Cars built or rebuilt prior to March 1,1984, must have been constructed w/ a minimum of 3" of insulation in the sides and ends and 3 1/2" in floor and roof based on insulation requirements given in AAR Standard S-2010 or a thickness reduced in proportion to the thermal conductivity of the insulation.
This is either an ordinary flat car or car consisting of two trucks fitted w/ cross supports over the truck bolsters; the trucks connected by a skeleton or flexible frame and logs loaded lengthwise on the cross supports.
Car may be provided w/ one or more bottom openings for unloading, w/ tight fitting covers, doors, valves, or tight fitting slide or gate to prevent leakage of lading.
espee.railfan.net /aar_1989.html   (1965 words)

 Government of Canada and Farmer Rail Car Coalition reach agreement-in-principle for hopper car transfer - November 24, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
These cars are provided at no cost to the railways for the transportation of grain from the Prairies to the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Churchill for export or to Thunder Bay and Armstrong, Ontario, for domestic or export purposes.
The cars will be used primarily for grain movements but may be used for other purposes for short periods of time if not required for their primary purpose.
www.tc.gc.ca /mediaroom/releases/nat/2005/05-h254e.htm   (1157 words)

 ATLAS O  -  Product Reviews
In fact, the PS-4427 car is the subject of one of Atlas O’s more recent O gauge freight car releases, which in turn affords us a view of a prototype that has been riding the rails for the past 40 years.
As cars continued to increase in load capacity, many operators found that the existing twin outlet design was unable to unload the commodity fast enough and frequent clogs were encountered.
These cars are identifiable by the fact that the lower edge of the sides was raised to the point that the hopper bay was mostly exposed.
www.atlaso.com /reviews/ps4427mrn.htm   (1316 words)

 Freight and Passenger Cars - Hoppers
Hoppers are a very common type of freight car and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and purposes.
This car was dedicated to the Alaska Railroad Power Plant in Healy and thus made the short trip from the Suntrana Tipple to the ARR power plant along side the main line in the Healy Yard.
The car body is 30'8" long and 10'10" high with internal capacity of 1817 cu ft. Modelers note: Stewart Hobbies Fishbelly 55 ton 6 panel 2 Bay Hopper in HO is a dead ringer for 6043.
www.alaskarails.org /fp/Hoppers.html   (916 words)

 ATLAS O  -  Product Reviews
Covered hoppers are used to carry dry bulk commodities that must be protected from the weather, like grain, cement, fertilizer and a variety of granular or powdered chemicals.
Typically some of the load would cake or "bridge" on the center sill, and the car would have to be vibrated to loosen the mess and achieve full unloading.
Currently many cars from those manufacturers have trucks attached from inside the car, an odd situation that requires disassembling the car for maintenance or truck replacement.
www.atlaso.com /reviews/OGcylhoppers.html   (1080 words)

 Railroad Cars
We have cabooses, Box cars, Flat cars, Hopper cars, Mining cars and Theme cars, cars are constructed out of wood, steel and plastic and can resistance the weather in most cases.
Car is constructed of almost all steel except for the wheels which are made of heavy plastic
They are made of Aluminum, Steel and Wood, the cars are all hand made each groove in the panels are cut one at a time they are not made from paneling.
www.lawntracks.com /cars2.htm   (237 words)

 UP #7801 Hopper Car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A self-clearing, open-top triple hopper, this durable veteran is typical of such cars, used to carry ore, sand, gravel, and coal.
Car weights changed as parts were replaced, and because UP #7801's last weight lettering was unreadable when it was acquired by the museum, its present weight lettering of 44,900 lbs.
Numbered SWPC #34 and later SWPC #101, it was used as a ballast hopper at the cement plant, and on SWPC's 15-mile Mojave Northern Railroad to its quarry in the mountains, acquiring a thick coat of gray cement dust.
www.sdrm.org /roster/freight/hopp7801   (488 words)

 Transport Canada and Farmer Rail Car Coalition to begin negotiations on hopper car transfer - March 9, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Currently, there are approximately 12,400 railway hopper cars in the government-owned fleet and they form the core of the rolling stock used by Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway to move grain.
These cars are provided at no cost to the railways for the transportation of grain from the Prairies for export through the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Thunder Bay, and Churchill.
A backgrounder on the principles for disposal of the hopper cars is attached.
www.tc.gc.ca /mediaroom/releases/nat/2005/05-h029e.htm   (592 words)

 Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation #05-678 - UPGRADES TO PROVINCIAL HOPPER CAR FLEET ANNOUNCED - Government News Release
The Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (SGCC) is undertaking a $2 million refurbishment of its hopper car fleet and upgrade of the cars to a heavier weight carrying capacity.
Work to be completed includes upgrading the carrying capacity of each hopper car from its current 90 tonnes to 100 tonnes and conducting repairs to ensure the fleet will meet its 50 year life span.
These hopper cars are supplied to producers free of charge for movements to port position.
www.gov.sk.ca /newsrel/releases/2005/07/12-678.html   (411 words)

 Previous Car Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The last 500 cars of class H-6, delivered between July and September of 1930, were equipped with Bettendorf trucks, while the final 600 cars, making up class H-6A, were delivered with Vulcan trucks between December of 1930 and February of 1931.
Cars #79536 and 79464 were built by Standard Steel Car in Butler PA, in Nov 1918, in lot 391-H. Car #79262 was built by ACF in Berwick PA, in Nov 1918, in lot 390-H. The CCCandSt.L rostered 6,600 USRA 2-bay open hoppers by 1924.
Car #81532 was built by ACandF in Berwick PA, in Dec 1918, one of 1,750 cars in lot no. 412-H (80250-81999).
www.cincy-div7.org /Previous_Car_Projects.html   (1130 words)

 40ft. Hopper Car
The catalog lists an "Illinois Central" Hopper, but production runs I've seen are the post-1972 IC then known as "Illinois Central Gulf" thanks to the IC merger with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio.
Hopper most likely has its tool and die roots in the Athearn model.
Pemco reportedly did some contract work for Tyco, so it is a good bet that the Tyco hopper is used as the basis for this model.
tycotrain.tripod.com /pemcorailwaysystem/id24.html   (139 words)

 C&O Quad Hopper Project
The Athearn car is a pretty good match to the CandO cars; as near as I can tell the principle dimensions are right on.
A view of the A end of the car at this point is shown in Figure 7.
I dusted the outside of the car with fl chalk to tone down the white lettering (especially the visibility stripes).
www.piedmontsub.com /Hopper.shtml   (1544 words)

 Hopper - Projects - DS&W Homepage
The inspiration for the project came from a drawing of a proposed Yosemite Shortline hopper car by Gary Caviglia, published in the Narrow Gauge And Shortline Gazette issue Mar/Apr 1988.
In case you plan to add a load to your hopper, four pieces are needed, fitted in place between the endbeams and the hopper.
In case no load is planned two additional pieces should be glued to the inside of the hopper, simulating the beams going through the whole length of the car.
narrowgauge.railfan.net /hopper.html   (617 words)

 Coal (open hopper) car air hoses - Trains.com Forums
More likely, if these are newer aluminum cars, the second hose is about the same size (at least at the connection) as the trainline, and is used to charge up the reservoirs for the pneumatic hopper gates.
The air for pneumatic unloading of covered hopper cars (not grain cars--usually sugar, malt, flour, starch, plastics, etc.) generally comes from the unloading plant itself.
I imagine when that area of the hopper is empty the door can be closed and the worker can move to the next area.
www.trains.com /TRC/CS/forums/1/494888/ShowPost.aspx#494888   (971 words)

 56' Center Flow Hopper CN HO (bac17513) Bachmann Model Train Freight Car HO Scale
Boxy hopper car is gray with "Canadian National" and "CN" painted in red on the sides.
Hopper includes roofwalks around the roof perimeter, a brake wheel on one end, and ladders at each end.
Info: Boxy hopper car is gray with ''Canadian National'' and ''CN'' painted in red on the sides.
www.hobbylinc.com /htm/bac/bac17513.htm   (362 words)

 Kewanee Green Bay & Western #4567   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
George L. Harvey of Chicago had built experimental or prototypes of steel freight cars in the 1890's, but the conservative nature of the wooden freight car industry stifled their embracement by builders or railroads.
The result was a 50-ton car, a 42% increase in capacity with only a 13% increase in the car's weight.
Today, 100-ton steel open hopper cars are used to haul coal across the U.S. #4567 at North Freedom, August 2001.
www.mcrwy.com /collectn/stlfrt/kgbw4567.html   (455 words)

 Untitled Document
The prototype series of hoppers had a larger capacity than the original Billmeyer and Smalls hoppers, which were rated at around 9 tons of coal, according to BandS literature.
The newer cars had minimal external bracing, more closely akin to a gondola car than a hopper, which gave the car an extra foot's width.
I don't know if this is true for all such cars, but the ones I got were significantly bowed inwards in the middle, to the tune of over 1/8" difference between the width at the ends vs. the middle.
mywebpages.comcast.net /kcstrong/trr/Rollingstock/Hopper520.html   (870 words)

 Matt's Grain Hopper
This hopper was built in August 2003, and is representative of a modern grain hopper in the United States and Canada.
The hopper is not based on a specific prototype, but on the general feel of a modern grain hopper.
Around where I live it is common to see 100+ car trains of hoppers similar to this carrying grain from inland producers to port cities for export to Asia.
www.auctionbrick.com /mchiles/hopper1/index.htm   (762 words)

 Center Flow Hopper Car -No.358
This was the third year the car was offered by TYCO and the first year that saw an expanded number of names available.
There it is shown in only two names, 'Morton Salt' and 'Kellogg's.' The car remained a standard offering for TYCO for many years, available in many "billboard" names.
I do not have an example of this car in my collection in the box to prove it, but I'd say it's a good guess that the 'Maxwell House' car is #358-E.
tycotrain.tripod.com /tycotrains/id23.html   (227 words)

 Hopper car deal up in the air   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A coalition of farm groups that struck a multimillion-dollar deal with the Liberals to gain control of Ottawa's hopper car fleet is hoping it isn't derailed by a new Tory government.
The federal Liberal government announced its intention to sell the approximately 12,000 hopper car fleet, provided to the national railways to move western grain to port, in the 1996 budget.
One of the recommendations of the standing committee had been that there should be a formal request for proposals for the cars.
www.canada.com /reginaleaderpost/news/business_agriculture/story.html?id=0bdfa83f-6cbc-4ed2-9faf-f5c4911b0e39   (533 words)

 Hopper Car 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Hopper Car is constructed from Exotic and Domestic Hardwoods.
Each Hopper Car comes with a "Certificate of Craftsmanship" Shipping charges are for UPS in the US Lower 48 only.
Hopper Car is constructed from Exotic and Domestic Hardwoods.Woods used in this car: Wavy Maple, Mesquite, Pine, Cedar, Red Heart, Ash, Cocobolo, Black Walnut and Pernambuco.
www.sugarbearswoodworks.com /page/page/911338.htm   (304 words)

 DSS&A 70-ton Offset Side Triple Hopper Car
In 1955 the Duluth South Shore and Atlantic purchased 40 second-hand 70-ton offset-side triple hopper cars from the Delaware Lackawana and Western.
These distinctive-looking cars were painted oxide red with a fl-background herald containing the complete Duluth South Shore and Atlantic roadname.
*Our choice of car number, but if this is your second order, you may cross out the number of the car you already have and we will try to provide the other number.
www.sooline.org /models/dssa1883/dssa1883.html   (236 words)

 What Was New On Our NEB&W Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
More information and photos on our section of covered hoppers rebuilt from other cars (or could be kitbashed from other cars), 9/26/02.
Information on the forthcoming Westerfield ACL U-5 phosphate covered hopper and other early phosphate cars, as well as 6 early views of the phosphate industry, added 7/30/02.
Shorty Wood Box Car Roster, I got permission to post some of the CDS Lettering diagrams, so I did, as well as three (three, count them, three) more prototype photos, 1/15/02.
railroad.union.rpi.edu /What's-New-old.php   (3460 words)

 Bowser HO Scale Freight Car   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Until the 1960?s, this design was one of the three most numerous classes of PRR freight cars.
Although by this time, these cars began to rapidly disappear from the PRR roster, a few made it into the Penn Central and even Conrail rosters, lasting into the early 1980?s.
Please refer to our list of GLa 2-Bay Hopper car numbers that have be used and the current numbers which are available.
www.bowser-trains.us /hof_gla.php   (380 words)

 Larry Pieniazek's Freight Cars page
This hopper is not US prototypical, but it does look somewhat like UK Quarry cars (the roommate of a friend at MTU was heir apparent to Foster Yeoman quarries, the largest quarry in the UK..) and somewhat like US ore cars.
If this car looks a bit rough, it's important to realise that it was built in a hotel room with just one 8437, a small freestyle set, and the truck parts brought from GR in carryon.
The center of the car is filled with yellow bricks, so there are 5 rows across the top, four rows on each side, or 11 rows total (two rows are on both a top and a side) or 3x11x5 for 165 1x1 rounds.
my.voyager.net /lar/train_freight.html   (2047 words)

 Hopper Cars
Hopper cars will ride on our 10" or 71/4" Gauge tracks
When you order more than one car you will receive car connectors free.
From the drop down list chose the hopper car you want, then the quantity and the the purchase bottom.
www.lawntracks.com /cars1.htm   (187 words)

 3 New HO Hopper Car's to come out from Athearn. - Trains.com Forums
I just checked the Firsthobby.com web site and Athearn is coming out with 3 New Hopper cars in Union Pacific Building America on them and also the "CMO" on them too.
The way prices have shot up on cars lately,I wouldn't be surprised if the $80.99 was for a three pack.Are you sure this isn't the case?$80.99 PER CAR seems outrageous[:0][B)].
If you do the math a 10 car train would cost 800 dollars if each car was 80.
www.trains.com /TRC/CS/forums/1/444106/ShowPost.aspx#444106   (226 words)

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