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HO Berwind Mining and New River Coal Hopper Decals

HO Berwind Mining and New River Coal Hopper Decals


This set was produced to introduce an more comprehensive set for these classes.

The history of the Berwind Mining Company and it's West Virginia Subsidiary, the New River & Pocahontas Consolidated Coal Company can be found in the Keystone article referenced below. These cars lasted into the Penn Central Merger era and a few even into early Conrail.

This sheet has enough data to do 14 cars, 4 GL, 6 GLa, and 2 BW-1. There are three different reweigh/repack codes to cover locations these hoppers were typically found on the coal region of central Pennsylvania. Also multiple re-weigh dates ranging from the mid-1930’s through to the mid 1960’s.

The GL Class has been produced by Westerfield in resin, however F&C's GLca can also be used as a legitimate stand-in model representing the fishbelly-side car. The GLa class of hoppers has been produced in plastic by Bowser. The BW-1 class of hoppers was produced in resin by F&C. The GL has also been done in brass by Railworks.

For references regarding the Berwind-White Mining Company and New River & Pocahontas Mining Company hopper car fleet please consult The Keystone, V19 #3, published by the PRRT&HS.

For references in regard to the PRR's GL and GLa Class Open Hopper Car fleet please consult Pennsylvania Railroad Steel Open Hopper Cars, by John Teichmoeller and Volumes 1-3 of the PRR Color Guide.

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