Decals for HL Hopper Models
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Mon Dec 2 11:18:55 EST 2019
Here is a good summation of reweigh rules and regulations from the AAR manuals.
On the HL cars, remember these were being rebuilt into H9 hoppers beginning in 1949, with what was probably the oldest cars first.
According to Dow’s N&W Hopper book, the number of HL hoppers was decreasing yearly as they were rebuilt or wrecked or scrapped.
1950 - 10,377
1951 - 7,497
1952 - 5,0835
1953 - 4,028
1954 - 2,822
1955 - 2,752
1956 - 1,355
1957 - 0
While, of course, the H9 numbers increased
1950 - 1,927
1951 - 4,775
1952 - 6,394
1953 - 8,184
1954 - 9,368
1955 - 9,419
1956 - 10,730
1957 - 12,128
It would be a real lesson and exercise for someone to go through the equipment ledgers here at the Archives and determine the real history of the HLs, renumbering, rebuilding and scrapping dates.
Interestingly enough, there is a photo from the N&W showing an “HL” with the straight side sill, but it seems most certainly a retouched view of an H9 to appear in Coal Car Equipment guides
> On Nov 27, 2019, at 9:58 AM, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org <mailto:nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>> wrote:
> So the printed build date is only good for certain car numbers right?
> I am changing some, like 22001 to a 1936 build date and a RO ‘54 reweigh to fit FCSME layout date of 8/5/1955.
> Any info on when and how often reweighs happened elsewhere, like Norfolk, or offline like Spencer shops on Southern or Sewell Point for Virginian?
> I’m modeling Greensboro NC at home and Maryland on FCSME.
> FCSME is modular layout at Timonium, MD train show and elsewhere. Http://fcsme.org <http://fcsme.org/>
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