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Reading Company Covered Hoppers

Written by Conductor

Reading Co. LOg Covered Hopper #79702 at Reading, PA.  Photo courtesy David Spohn.

The Reading had a considerable variety of covered hoppers on the roster - everything from home-built cars constructed from open hoppers, to 2-bay and Center-Flow cars built by American Car & Foundry.  These cars carried a diverse array of commodities - sugar, limestone, cement, even roofing granules.  Clicking the links below will open the reference document in a separate window; clicking the camera icon (where available) will display a photo in a separate window.

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Click for photo LOa 79000-79133

LOb 79200-79249 LOc 79250-79349 LOd 79350-79449

LOe 79450-79549

Click for photoLOf 79550-79649 Click for photo LOg 79650-79899 LOh 79134-79169

LOj 79900-79902

LOl 79923-79999 LOm 79197-79199 LOn 78900-78999

LOp 79170-79185

LOr 78750-78899 LOs 78650-78749  

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Did You Know?

December 9, 1839
The entire Main Line of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was opened.


Operations Information

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Operations Paperwork

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