Open Hoppers

4-bay Open Hoppers

Starting in 1994, Conrail began constructing a fleet of new H2 class 4-bay open hoppers at the Hollidaysburg Car Shops. This program continued with the H2B and H2C classes until the end of Conrail.

3-bay Open Hoppers

From 1976 until the early 1990s, when bathtub gons and new 4-bay hoppers began showing up, 3-bay hoppers were the backbone of Conrail's coal-hauling fleet.

CR hoppers at Hollidaysburg Car Shops

A view of CR's Holldaysburg PA Car Shops on 7/27/97 shows many 3 bay hoppers being stored.CR hoppers at Hollidaysburg Car Shops
Photo By: 
Jeff Weaver

CR 498239

CR 498239 is seen at Harrington DE in Oct of 1990. Car is ex B&LE.CR 498239
Photo By: 
Charles Carangi

CR 498268- (B&LE Class HK-43)

Car is ex B&LE and is seen here in July 1993.CR 498268- (B&LE Class HK-43)
Photo By: 
John P. Almeida

CR 498316- (B&LE Class HK-43)

Car is ex B&LE and is seen here in July 1993.CR 498316- (B&LE Class HK-43)
Photo By: 
John P. Almeida

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