H-100-2 Hopper Cars

A roster of the H-100-2 class hopper cars is provided as follows:


	T&NO 8000-8199	(re #'d SP 480000-480193)


These cars were built by AC&F in 1960. They featured aluminum bodies and 2500 ft3 capacity. They were originally used to haul sulphur from the New Gulf Mine near Houston, Texas. Tom Cobb recounts that in the early 1960's the San Jacinto bridge collapsed under the weight of a train with these cars destroying several. This may account for the early departure from the roster of seven of these cars prior to renumbering. Later in life, some were used for salt and sand hauling service. At least one of these cars (SP 480020) has managed to make it to the UP merger (U-day). Anyone know of any other ex-T&NO cars so lucky?

 

Photo by: Charles Lange

 

SP:

SP 480000

Pat Holden

1985

SP 480020

Eric Dillinger

Fresno, CA; 5/2000

SP 480021

Charles Lange

Santa Barbara, CA; 02/04/1977

SP 480026

Clyde King

Santa Clara, CA; 3/1974

SP 480067

Carl Rodolf

Benecia, CA; 9/1974

SP 480067

Carl Rodolf

Benecia, CA; 9/1974

SP 480067

Carl Rodolf

Benecia, CA; 9/1974

SP 480067

Carl Rodolf

Benecia, CA; 9/1974

SP 480090

Tom Cobb

Houston, TX; 10/11/1992

SP 480138

Pat Holden

1985

SP 480145

Lee A. Gautreaux

Lafayette, LA

 

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