Hopper Cars

Photo by: Patrick Harris

The SP had many different types of hopper cars ranging from simple 2-bay open hoppers to very specialized cars such as the Airslide hoppers and stainless steel and aluminum bodied cars. However, the SP was not a big shipper of coal, so the SP did not invest a huge fleet of such cars. SP's cars were mainly purchased to haul aggregates and mineral in the case of open hoppers and foods and chemicals in the case of covered hoppers. The freight car classification system used by the SP did not distinguish between open and covered hoppers, thus they are intermingled in the various classes. The letter "H" designated hopper cars, followed by the nominal capacity in tons and the sequence of purchase. Occasionally very similar if not identical cars were given inidvidual classes by virtue of purchase date.

SP Freight Cars - Vol. V     Hoppers, Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars.

Hopper Cars grouped by similar car types.

Hopper Cars grouped by number.

50 Ton Hopper Cars:

H-50-1 H-50-2 H-50-3 H-50-4
H-50-5         H-50-6         H-50-7 H-50-8
H-50-9 H-50-10    

70 Ton Hopper Cars:

H-70-1

H-70-2

H-70-3

H-70-3A        

H-70-4        

H-70-5        

H-70-6        

H-70-7

H-70-8        

H-70-8R        

H-70-9

H-70-10        

H-70-10R        

H-70-11        

H-70-12        

H-70-13        

H-70-14        

H-70-15

H-70-16        

H-70-16R

H-70-17        

H-70-18        

H-70-19

H-70-20

H-70-21        

H-70-22        

H-70-23        

H-70-24

H-70-25        

 

 

 

100 Ton Hopper Cars:

H-100-1        

H-100-2        

H-100-3

H-100-4        

H-100-5        

H-100-6        

H-100-7

H-100-8        

H-100-9        

H-100-9R        

H-100-10        

H-100-11        

H-100-12        

H-100-12R        

H-100-13        

H-100-14        

H-100-15

H-100-16        

H-100-17        

H-100-18        

H-100-18R        

H-100-19        

H-100-20        

H-100-21        

H-100-22

H-100-23        

H-100-24        

H-100-25        

H-100-26        

H-100-27        

H-100-28        

H-100-29        

H-100-30        

H-100-31        

H-100-32        

H-100-33        

H-100-34        

H-100-35

H-100-36        

H-100-37        

H-100-38        

H-100-39        

 

H-100-42        

 

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