K-LINE Electric Trains Hoppers
K-LINE obtained the tooling from Williams Electric Trains to manufacture their hoppers. Photos on this page are courtesy of the B. DeBrooke collection.
For comparison to the K-LINE hoppers below, this is a Williams Reading hopper.
Williams hopper undercarriage detail. Williams hoppers did not have doors on the bottom that could be opened.
K-LINE Reese's Milk Chocolate 6240 hopper. This was part of the regular 6200 hopper series. The first car made in the 6200-series was a green Reading 6210 hopper.
K-LINE hopper undercarriage with bottom doors open. In 1987, K-LINE modified the former Williams tooling to make hopper doors that could be opened manually.
K-LINE hopper top view with bottom doors open.
K-LINE hopper metal brake wheel and air tank detail. Metal brake wheels were substituted for the old style plastic ones when production moved overseas in 1991.
K-LINE New York Central 7112 hopper with automatic opening doors. Automatic doors were an upgrade for the 7100-series K-LINE hoppers. Other 7100-series hoppers included Conrail and Union Pacific.
K-LINE hopper automatic opening doors.
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