1. CSX gon 378787 has a load limit of 206,300 lbs and a volume of 4,000 cubic feet. It was built 12-81. Rainelle, W.Va., on 3-30-12. I don't know the heritage of this car.
2. CSX tub 399211 has 243,300 and 4520. It was passing Quinnimont, W.Va., on 3-31-12.
3. Inside of CSX 399000-400000 series tubs arriving Clifton Forge on 4-27-12. They may be painted black, but they are aluminum or aluminum alloy. View 1.
4. Inside of CSX 399000-400000 series tubs arriving Clifton Forge on 4-27-12. They may be painted black, but they are aluminum or aluminum alloy. View 2.
5. Soo Line 62174 has a load limit of 202,000. It was built 11-89. Arriving Shelby on a petroleum coke train on New Year's Day 2012.
6. Soo 62418 is ex-Western Pacific.
7. Soo 62811 has a load limit of 201,500.
8. Soo 63004.
9. PLWX 63234 has a similar load limit and number as the Soo hoppers, but this reporting mark belongs to General Electric Rail Services Corp.
10. Milwaukee Road 120094 has a load limit of 202,300, a volume of 4,000 cubic feet, and was built 1-83. MLW became part of Soo which is now CP Rail.
11. SPSX (Progress Rail Services) 6641 has a load limit of 243,100 and a volume of 4530. It is a Thrall Car "MaxGon" built in 3-96. It was formerly DEEX (Detroit Edison). At Shelby on 6-23-12.
12. JAIX (JAIX Leasing Corp.) 84009 has 229,100 and 3744. It was built by Johnstown American which is not part of Freight Car America. Leaving Shelby on Q697 on 6-23-12. Isn't this a clean car! Unbelievable!
13. DREX (ProTrade Transportation Services/ProTrade Steel) 812 has a load limit of 206,400 lbs. It is an ACF "Coalveyor" built 6-81.
14. DREX 104019 has a load limit of 209,300 and a volume of 4400. It has Dofasco-Procor trucks and was built 9-81. ProTrade Steel is a scrap dealer and transporter. These cars were really beat up. On Q697 at Shelby on 6-23-12. These may have been built in Canada, because I think CSX has a few in scrap tie service.
15. ISGX (ISG Burns Harbor Inc.) no. 1253 was in a string of identical gons at NS's Eckman Yard at Keystone, W.Va., on 7-28-12. Looks like a "Coalveyor." International Steel Group was taken over several years ago by Arcelor Mittal. Arcelor Mittal Princeton operates the recent Dan's Branch Mine on the other end of the yard. Burns Harbor, Ind., is a former Bethlehem Steel plant that Arcelor now owns.
Any information on the heritage of any of these "used" cars would be appreciated.