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C&P: 1906

C&P: 1906

Cleveland circa 1906. "Cleveland & Pittsburgh ore docks." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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That wood hopper on the right

Is PRR Class GG, known as the "Potter Hopper." One still exists, at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Strasburg.

"The prototype for this car was known as the Potter Gondola Car, named after Pennsylvania Railroad Superintendent G.L. Potter. It features sloped end sheets and discharge doors that assist unloading with the help of gravity. This was a first step in the evolution of hopper cars from gondolas."

https://rrmuseumpa.org/collections/roster

The steel car to the far right is what replaced those wood hoppers, class GL.

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