RailPictures.Net Photo: DRGW 15516 Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad American Car and Foundry Center Flow Covered Hopper at Salt Lake City, Utah by James Belmont
 
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (more..)
American Car and Foundry Center Flow Covered Hopper (more..)
CP C784 Salt Lake City, UP Salt Lake Subdivision (more..)
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (more..)
July 19, 2016
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I spotted this classic Rio Grande covered hopper on a Union Pacific North Platte to Roper manifest freight in Salt Lake City on July 19, 2016. The D&RGW 15516 is a center flow design from an order for 100 cars built by American Car and Foundry for the Rio Grande in March 1973. It was built with a capacity to haul 97.5 tons and 5250 cubic feet of grain. The first 25 cars of the series were equipped with gravity-pneumatic outlets. Still wearing its factory applied coat of 'Action Orange' paint, how it managed to survive 43 years without any graffiti is anyone's guess.
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