Hi-cube Covered Hoppers

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Hi-cube Covered Hoppers

Unread postby AARR » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:38 pm

The latest Railway Age says there are "Hi-cube Covered Hoppers". This is new to me. I'd appreciate any information about them.
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Re: Hi-cube Covered Hoppers

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:08 pm

6000-6500 typically pneumatics Google AARR :D

http://www.gatx.com/wps/wcm/connect/GAT ... ic+Pellet/
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Re: Hi-cube Covered Hoppers

Unread postby AARR » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:41 pm

Yes, I Googled it but am hoping for more information :)
Raildudes dad wrote:6000-6500 typically pneumatics Google AARR :D

http://www.gatx.com/wps/wcm/connect/GAT ... ic+Pellet/
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Re: Hi-cube Covered Hoppers

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:18 pm

More information? such as? I'll help if I can
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Re: Hi-cube Covered Hoppers

Unread postby AARR » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:45 pm

They don't appear to be Excess Height cars so why do they call then Hi-cubes?
Raildudes dad wrote:More information? such as? I'll help if I can
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Re: Hi-cube Covered Hoppers

Unread postby Raildudes dad » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:07 pm

High cubic foot capacity vs the little shorty 2 bays or even some 3 and 4 bays. The hi-cube boxes picked up additional capacity by going higher and sometimes longer that the traditional box
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Re: Hi-cube Covered Hoppers

Unread postby AARR » Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:56 pm

Ok, I see now. I thought "Hi-cube" stood for "Excess Height" cars but it's "Additional Cubic Foot Capacity". Thanks.
Raildudes dad wrote:High cubic foot capacity vs the little shorty 2 bays or even some 3 and 4 bays. The hi-cube boxes picked up additional capacity by going higher and sometimes longer that the traditional box
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