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Freight Cars

AC&F 1958 Milwaukee Road 97054
AC&F 1958
Milwaukee Road 97054
Description:Airslide Covered Hopper

Equipment Information

Milwaukee Road 97054 is an “Airslide” covered hopper built to transport bulk dry goods such as grain or sand. It was built with fabric membranes lining its interior that allowed compressed air to aerate the car’s contents and help in unloading the contents out the bottom of the car. It is the only covered hopper preserved at IRM.

Builder: American Car & Foundry
Year built: 1958
Length: 42ft 1in
Width: 10ft 7in
Height: 14ft 11in
Weight: 58500
Brakes: AB
Trucks: Barber S-2
Description: Airslide Covered Hopper
Arrived: 2008
Condition: Complete / unrestored / operational

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