Cov Hoppers

cgw44 Jan 19, 2016

  1. cgw44

    cgw44 New Member

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    Question for freight car experts:

    Are there still any ps 4427 hoppers - both high and low side - running on the rails in 2016 or have they
    reached the end of the line?
     
  2. cajon

    cajon TrainBoard Member

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    Would depend if the had passed their 40 year age & had not been remanufactured. Some times it's cheaper to do that than buy new ones.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have asked a railroad friend what he might be seeing, or not.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Montana Rail Link shows ten still rostered, but all are stored and it appears that several may need a little work.
     
  5. pastoolio

    pastoolio TrainBoard Member

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    From railcarphotos.com:
    4427 PS hopper
    I put in from Jan 1st 2014 thru Jan 1st 2016 for search time frame. Looks like they are still rolling!
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Rats. Requires a login. :(
     
  7. pastoolio

    pastoolio TrainBoard Member

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    Doh! Forgot about that!
    I'll see if I can find some on RR archives.
     
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  9. cgw44

    cgw44 New Member

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    "I put in from Jan 1st 2014 thru Jan 1st 2016 for search time frame. Looks like they are still rolling!"

    I'll be dammed!

    The reason I posted this question is I'm going start a n scale layout set in the modern era
    with a flour mill as the main industry so I have been on a cov hopper buying binge.

    I bought some 4427s to help fill up the roster since I'm starting from scratch in n scale.

    Thanks for the info!
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
  10. pastoolio

    pastoolio TrainBoard Member

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    No problem cgw! (y)
     
  11. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Saw one of these running in a short train on a recent video taken in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. It even still sported MILW's identification marks.

    BTW, what kind of load were these hoppers made for?

    Dom
     

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