Conrail had many different covered hoppers, the vast majority inherited from predecessor roads. Many were sold off to private companies or leasers in the 1990's.
Conrail offered Flexi-Flo service between shippers and transload terminals throughout its system. The NYC pioneered pressure-differential unloading of granular commodities like cement with the Flexi-Flo cars, which passed onto PC and CR. As Conrail retired Flexi-Flos, many were transferred to their MDT subsidiary.
CR 884596 class H32 covered hopper in Pitcairn Yard at North Versailles, PA on 03-29-1986. The car was painted by Conrail's Reading Car Shop in October of 1979. The scale code utilized is "1514". This scale code was used by the Reading Shop for a couple of months at the end of 1979 (roughly from 10-79 to 12-79). Prior to that, they used "RDG" and starting in 01-1980, they used "CR DL".
Several CR covered hoppers of different classes and paint schemes are seen at Sankertown, PA on 8/20/98.
Car is ex PRR 253516, was painted P59 5-74. Car is stenciled "Lime Load Only".