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Re: PC: Fw: WNFR 2 bay covered hoppers

> > What is the origin of 2 bay covered hoppers with the reporting marks
> > WNFR? I see them in Pennsylvania in - probably - sand service, often in
> > sets of 4-6. I learned that WNFR is the mark for WINIFREDE RAILROAD CO.
> > Who built the cars? What is the number series of the cars? So far I have
> > seen 1002-1198.

The Winifrede went out of business in 1989.

> > Where is the railroad located?

It was located somewhere in West Virginia.

The cars today are loaded at a sand plant on the Conrail (former PRR)
main line, on a long spur off of the main between Mapleton and
Huntingdon. (Heart of Middle Division territory here.) If memory
serves me right (and it was only 4 weeks ago), the sand plant and
spur is located along PA Rt 655, just south of where it crosses
US Route 22.


Jerry W. Jordak               The boxcars and flatbeds, whistle blowin' steam
mailto:jer@smellycat.com      That was yesterday
http://prozac.cwru.edu/jer/   Now those big trains don't come anymore
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