FT 3404-1 UP, Union Pacific, OPEN 33' OFFSET-SIDE WOODCHIP HOPPERS # 70223 + 226
FT 3404-1 UP OPEN 33' OFFSET-SIDE WOODCHIP HOPPERS # 70223 + 226 Offset-Side Woodchip Hopper! When helpful and profitable uses for woodchips were realized after mid-century and they transcended being "trash," there was a scramble to figure out a way to transport them via the railroads. Old hopper cars, both ribbed and offset were pressed into service. The addition of "extended tops" made the transport of the lighter-than-coal chiploads effective and productive. All manner of tops were conceived, from wood planking and braced ply-boards to welded steel sheeting and scrap siding. This new woodchip hopper represents refurbished offset-side hoppers with a welded steel-side extension.
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