Private Owner Coal L Hoppers
For over a century the Hunter Valley coalfields were served by private owner hoppers. At their peak, they numbered over 12,000 and were
characterized by a rugged simplicity: mainly timber, with handbrake only. They came in many, many varieties and sizes - Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L) and Extra Large (LL). The hopper was removable from the underframe and was swung out by crane over the waiting ship for discharge. Colours were mainly bauxite red, with some in medium grey and a very few in black. Lettering was generally in white, although some were lettered in yellow. The colliery name or initials featured on the side of the hopper, while the fleet number was painted on both the hopper and the underframe.
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Available in 10- Packs $ 440.00 / Pack
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