The Grande Valley's new (?) coalgons

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Catt, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. Catt

    Catt Guest

    The Grande Valley has just recently been granted a contract to haul coal northward from southern coalfields.The only problem is we don't have enough cars for the job.

    We have been buying up any 100 ton hopper car that we can get ahold of ,and have been converting them in our own shops.

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    This is an old AHM or modern Con-Cor 100 ton 4 bay covered hopper The hoppers were covered with Evergreen strip styrene and ribs were made from the same material.

    These cars will cost me about $7.50 a piece when done (I only want 100 of them :( )
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Neat Catt, looks like you'll be busy, both workin' in the shop and with your 2nd job to finance this venture :D :D :D Me? I'd jest go fer the 3rd mortgage :D :D :D I love bashin' rollin' stock. Gunna be really cool to have a long string of the same type car.
  3. Catt

    Catt Guest

    The Grande Valley shops are busy rebuilding old 100 ton hoppers of all types to meet our needs

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    These cars range from (1)reworked covered hoppers to (2) old 4 bay coal hoppers ,to (3)refurbished Johnstown Coal porters.All have rotary couplers on one end (hence the light grey end) installed.

    6 down 94 to go.This is how I spent my weekend. :D .

    Here's a couple pix of the unfinished cars in action.

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  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Catt I may have some 45 or 50 footers here that I don't need, can you use them?
  5. Catt

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    Yup Tyson,I can use all I can get if they are at least a 4 bay hopper.
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Nice modelling Catt:)
  7. Tyson Rayles

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    Hmmmm, just checked, these are 3 bay open hoppers.