Open top hopper railcar with lading shedding top chord and corner cap and integrated door operating controls with manual override

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9669845
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13692090

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A open top railcar comprises a railcar body supported on the spaced trucks, the body comprising side and end structures on the railcar, and a top chord extending the length of the side structures and the width of the end structures, wherein the top chord includes an inwardly sloped top surface for discharging lading toward the railcar interior. The railcar may further include corner cap, or end cap members, including inwardly sloped lading discharging top surfaces. The railcar may be a hopper railcar having discharge chutes forming body pockets opening into the interior with pneumatic doors having manual override for each door. The railcar may include a nonmetallic touch pad housing secured to the side structures and including a plurality of touch plates mounted in the housing configured for operating selective individual doors and combination of doors.

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JAC OPERATIONS INCTWO NORTH RIVERSIDE PLAZA SUITE 1300 CHICAGO IL 60606

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lydic, Todd L Johnstown, US 14 55
Selapack, Michael A Portage, US 3 2
Wissinger, Christopher S New Paris, US 6 5

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