BLU-14461 – 14 Panel Rib Side Hopper: Kansas & Oklahoma (ex-ATSF) #1007
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BLU-14461 – 14 Panel Rib Side Hopper: Kansas & Oklahoma (ex-ATSF)
The Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad was established in 2001 by the Watco shortline group to acquire and merge the Central Kansas Railway and the Kansas Southwestern Railway. They operate more than 900 miles of line, most of which was originally part of the Santa Fe in Kansas. This group of former Santa Fe hoppers was included in the deal and have been patched and renumbered for the KO. The cars appear to be used in stone service so we are including “stone” loads on this run.
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.
|Dimensions||5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in|