hopper car


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hopper car

[′häp·ər ‚kär]
(engineering)
A freight car with a permanent roof and a hinged floor sloping to one or more hoppers for discharging contents by gravity.
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CP continues to add both crews and locomotives to support volumes across all commodities and urges the senate and government to move forward on Bill C-49 to bring some further certainty to the grain supply chain moving forward, specifically relating to new hopper car investment.
25, 2017, when he was unloading a train hopper car at a railroad siding on Big Tree Road in Lakeville, Livingston County.
Grain hoppers and some specialty gons (a type of open hopper car for hauling scrap steel and waste) and flatcars are very low;
4 million tonnes, as well as "fairly reasonable" freight rates to bring grain to the port by rail hopper car.
The hopper car results indicate a minimum six- to seven-day Stage 2 and 4 times for shipments of less than 500 miles, with a jump of another three to five days for shipments up to 750 miles.
The platforms come in three heights for rail car, hopper car or tank truck access.
Standard industry practice is for the supplier to bill the customer when the hopper car is first tapped.
The potential applications for CADI include: vehicle engines such as cam followers and shafts; agriculture such as ground engaging tools, wear plates, and harvester, picker and baler parts; and railroad such as contact suspension components and hopper car wear plates.
Some of the ammonium phosphate spilled out of a hopper car, Brooks said.
Freight Train familiarizes its audience with a generalized train and the primary colors ("Red caboose at the back / Orange tank car next / Yellow hopper car," 3-4), but the book contains only 55 words and merely shows the train's passing.
Immigration and Naturalization Service Border Patrol agents discovered four males (aged 12, 35, 39, and 52 years) in a hopper car containing loose bulk lima beans.
William Brosnan era (1962-67), including the "Big John' large-capacity covered hopper car for grain haulage, and the adoption of sophisticated computerized operations and microwave communication systems.