got hoppers?? Lots of extra hoppers?

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)


5th Generation Texian
Saw this facility today and while I could not get close enough to photograph, Google Earth came to the rescue. It's fixed in place railroad covered hoppers, most ACFCenterFlo, some Pullman Standard. They have been situated to provide interim storage for something (likely plastics). Across the top of the image are railroad tracks with hoppers for (probably) unloading into the fixed hoppers. I guess it could be for shipment as well…. Anyway, if you have a few dozen extra CF hoppers and need an interesting rail-served business, this one is pretty unique. There are a few pipes, exiting the building on the left, and some valving along the top of the hoppers, but the piping doesn’t appear too complex. Artistic license is key. Google Earth it yourself at 29°57'44.58"N and 95°23'37.65"W



5th Generation Texian
those are still in use as railroad cars. not anywhere near the same thing.

and back on topic, if you look to the right of the buildings, you will see several more hoppers (covered) between the buildings evidently being used as storage. They are literally all over the place there.
Last edited by a moderator:


Well-Known Member
Staff member
What was that boss? Oh, your wallet - yeah, I think I saw it in the "blue car"! :)

Whether they have wheels or not - that there is certainly a LOT of hoppers/cars. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.