Santa Fe hoppers

Re: Santa Fe hoppers

Postby RodTT » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:52 am

What makes this a hopper and not a gondola? Is it the tapered sides and ends?
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Re: Santa Fe hoppers

Postby MacG » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:40 pm

The name "Hopper" was probably chosen because it is in the old magazine of 1972. See here.

It is a high-side rotary coal gondola. Not helpful is that the ATSF has designated all gondolas, open hoppers and covered hoppers as Ga-class (or gondola cars).
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Re: Santa Fe hoppers

Postby RodTT » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:34 am

Here's my finished article, with just a touch of light weathering. Not my best effort in some ways, but I did like the decals and the way the yellow lettering is not a bad match for the yellow paint job.
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Re: Santa Fe hoppers

Postby jmass » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:50 am

Very nice job Rod. Car looks great.
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