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Photo of amtrak ballast hopper hamden ct
amtrak ballast hopper hamden ct

ballast hopper in fresh paint

Photographed by larry watkins, March 1, 2020.
Added to the photo archive by Larry Watkins, March 1, 2020.
Railroad: Amtrak.

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look like solar panels on the side? what is it?

Posted by Ron Recchia on 2020-03-04 08:42:41

I believe its a gps satellite solar panel ,,the herzog hoppers have solar panels on top end to store energy to operate discharge chutes remotely so the workers dont turn gray from dust.

Posted by Larry Watkins on 2020-03-04 11:28:27

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