Coal Hoppers

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Thu Jun 29 10:38:06 EDT 2017

Size of hoppers depends on the era. During my boyhood (40's and 50's), the 70 ton car was probably most common, but there were still a lot of 55 ton cars. Later, the 85 and 100 ton cars predominated.
Jim Nichols 

    On Thursday, June 29, 2017 7:32 AM, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:

 #yiv2094631356 #yiv2094631356 -- p {margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;}#yiv2094631356 ​What was the most common size coal hopper N&W used?  I remember as a boy watching long coal trains come into Norfolk and most coal hoppers looked to be the same size, but not all.  Thanks,

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