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what are the different types of cars i wonder sometimes

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by angry xbox, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. angry xbox

    angry xbox Guest

    what are the different types of cars i wonder sometimes

    Discussion started by angry xbox - Oct 6, 2002

    i guess peeps call them different things but what is a hopper??? and are those halfcut things called coal cars??? and i KNOW what a boxcar is and a holy roller
     
  2. fr8burner

    fr8burner 12oz Elite Member

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    fr8burner - Replied Oct 6, 2002

    hoppers are those half round cars with the ledge thing on the bottom..ive also noticed that the normal grain cars with the ridges on them are called hoppers...and i think your refering to a gondola when you say coal car...same thing though...go look at some railfan sites and youll figure it all out....

    edit: there are also some coal cars that look like the box hoppers but are open at the top...here is a good link http://www.northeast.railfan.net/rolling.html
     
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  3. krowteN

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    krowteN - Replied Oct 6, 2002

    a hopper is any kind of car that is unloaded from the bottom:
    coal car, sand car, basalt card-those gray flat cars are covered hoppers.

    the half cuts are gondolas because they have a flat bottom