lvrr325 wrote:What's become of OMID 201, 2-bay open hopper? 2006 photos show it sitting in Newark whitelined with "SCRAP" spray painted on it. Is that the same 2-bay that sat in Victor for a long time?OMID had two former C&I hoppers used for ballast service. Somewhere I have the numbers but working from memory I THINK they were 165 and 404. They were oMID 201 and can't recall if 202 was lettered OMID or ONCT but both spend their entire Ontario Lines life on OMID. Unconfirmed reports said they were scrapped about 3 years ago.
When the ADIR was auctioned off in 1982, a former RDG 2-bay hopper was bought by....RSA Leasing??... and assigned to Ontario Eastern, as ONER 203. When ONER shut down that was sent to Victor where it served ONCT.
Somewhere about 10 years ago (Another one of those things I can produce an exact date if it matters to someone) ONCT arranged a trade. The Reading Technical & Historical Society bought a surplus AMTK ballast car which was shipped via NS to ONCT, becoming their 204. The RDG hopper was trucked out for restoration by the RDG folks.
By the way, the last I knew the former AMTK car - which was a former Airslide covered hopper - was still in service on FGLK as ONCT 204. It may have been relettered by now.