• Is the cost of Allunimun Coal Hoppers worth the Fuel savings

  • General discussion about railroad operations, related facilities, maps, and other resources.
General discussion about railroad operations, related facilities, maps, and other resources.

Moderator: Robert Paniagua

  by sd80mac
 
scharnhorst wrote:Seems like I read some where that the Conrail bathtub gons opened up on the bottom like a hopper dose and as you said they had trouble with the bottoms splitting open. I think the solution was that the hatches were welded shut and the cars converted with rotary couplers. I'll have to chek a bit deeper into my Conrail history books and see.
these bathtub cars are for rotary dumping that comes with rotary couplers.