The East Broad Top RR built over 200 2-bay and 3-bay hoppers to haul coal from the mines near Broad Top Mountain to the coal processing plant in Mt. Union. Hopper #965 is an example of the 3-bay design with a later modification (extended sides) to increase capacity.
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Hopper Side View

Hopper Corner

Hopper Corner & Coupler

Hopper Structure

Hopper Coupler

Hopper Truck

Hopper Dump Latch

Hopper Hand Grabs

Hopper Truck

Hopper Brake Line

Hopper Structure

Hopper Coupler

Hopper Structure

Hopper Brakewheel



More Hopper Details...elsewhere in the Mt. Union yard are several hoppers that have been tipped over on their sides to remove and sell the trucks. This gives us an opportunity to view the underside structural features.


Hopper Inside

Hopper Underside

Hopper Underside

Hopper Dump Doors

Hopper Coupler Springs

Hopper Inside

Hopper Inside Brace

Hopper Air Brake


All photos were taken Friday, April 5, 2002 by James A. Vliet.

All photographs are copyright 2002 by James A. Vliet. All Rights Reserved.