three-bay covered hopper with high sides is painted gray with
large “Rio Grande Action Road” scheme in black
as well as black lettering. It was built in March 1968 by Pullman-Standard
and runs on Barber Roller Bearing trucks. This
hopper is one of a group of 100-ton, 4427 cu. ft. covered grain
hoppers and was numbered into series #15250-15399.
This group received the Grande’s “Action Road” scheme, and many
received their gothic reporting marks and road numbers upon
servicing and repainting in the 70s. The design was Pullman-Standard’s
earliest mass-produced hoppers of this class, part of Pullman’s
‘Center Discharge’ line of covered hoppers known as PS2CDs.
Barley and Petroleum Coke are the primary commodities of these