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BLU-14453- 14 Panel Rib Side Hopper: Santa Fe (Billboard Scheme) 3 PACK #80322-80248 & 80276

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BLU-14453- 14 Panel Rib Side Hopper: Santa Fe (Billboard Scheme) 3 PACK #80322-80248 & 80276

Santa Fe had 800 of these hoppers acquired in four batches between 1964 and ’67. After many years of applying rather mundane paint schemes to their hopper car fleet, at the dawn of the 1970s Santa Fe finally began applying their proud name to the sides of these cars. In addition to coal from mines in New Mexico, these cars were also used to haul coke, aggregate, ore and even basalt used for landscaping.


The AAR had a standard 70 ton rib side hopper as well, however New York Central made changes to the AAR design in 1956 and their variation became popular with more railroads than the AAR stock standard! These cars were lower and shorter than later 90 and 100 ton cars but had more ribs (making for 14 full length panels.) Thirteen of the fifteen ribs were welded in place instead of riveted. These cars were built by a number of builders from 1956 through the late 60s with many serving through the 1990s and perhaps beyond.

Additional information

Weight .02 oz
Dimensions 5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in


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