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Pennsylvania Railroad Steel Open Hopper Cars

 

Author:

John Teichmoeller

Publisher:

Highlands Station, Inc.

Published:

2000

ISBN:

0-9655865-4-8

Pages:

160

Type:

softbound

Covers all the Pennsylvania Hoppers. Lots of prototype information and photos are included, as well as information about how to model them in various scales. Chapters 1 through 6 cover the pre-WWII hoppers, chapters 7 through 12 cover the postwar hoppers, and the remaining chapters cover the secondary classes.

Chapter

Page

Title / Description

1

14

GL Hoppers
Covers the GL, GLc, GLca, GLcb, and GLh class and subclasses. This chapter has a side bar on the Carmer coupler release. 20,000 or more of these cars were built.

2

24

GLa Hoppers
Covers the GLa and GLg subclasses. More than 30,000 of these cars were built.

3

32

H21 Hoppers
Covers H21, H21a, H21b, H21d, H21e, H21f, H21g, H21h, H21k, and H21l class and subclasses. Over 36,000 of these cars were built.

4

50

H22 Hoppers
Covers the H22 and H22a hoppers. 4,500 of these cars were built. This chapter has a side bar on the missing classes, such as the H23.

5

58

H25 Hoppers
Covers H25 and H25a. 5,300 of these cars were built.

6

66

H31 Hoppers
Covers the H31, H31a, H31b, H31c class and subclasses. 1,212 of these cars were built.

7

77

H35 Hoppers
Around 2,000 of these cars were built.

8

84

H2a Hoppers
Around 2,000 of these cars were built.

9

93

H36 Hoppers
Only 700 of these cars were built.

10

97

H37 Hoppers
Covers the H37, H37a, H37b, H37c, H37d, and H37e class and subclasses. 2,590 of these cars were built.

11

104

H39 Hoppers
Over 16,000 of these cars were built.

12

114

H43 Hoppers
Covers the H43, H43a, and H43b class and subclasses. Over 7,500 of these cars were built.

13

128

GP/GT Hoppers
Covers the GP, GPa, and GT classes and subclass.

14

133

Alternative Design
Describes the GLb subclass.

15

140

USRA Hoppers
Covers the GLd subclass.

16

144

One-car GLa Conversion
This covers the GLf subclass car.

17

146

Five-bay Hopper
Covers the H24 class.

18

148

Five-bay Hopper II
Covers the H26 class.

19

149

Only Offset-side Hopper
Covers the H27 class.

20

151

Footnote Classes
Covers the GM, GV, GLa Odd, and Hcl classes and subclasses.