Covered Hoppers

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.

Flexi-Flo Service covered hoppers

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 covered hoppers at Sankertown, PA 8/20/98

Several CR covered hoppers of different classes and paint schemes are seen at Sankertown, PA on 8/20/98.

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