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Eight full-width panel body with nine weld seams. Etched metal roof walks. Ten 20" hatches. Pneumatic outlets.
== Key Features == / / * Eight full-width panel body with nine weld seams / * Etched metal roof walks / * Ten 20" hatches / * Longitudinal mounted air reservoir / * Pneumatic outlets / * Blackened metal wheels / * 100-ton roller-bearing trucks and body mounted AccuMate® couplers with screw-attached coupler pockets. / / == Overview == / / The 5701 cubic foot covered hopper was introduced in the early Seventies for transporting bulk plastic pellets. Since 1972 ACF has built nearly 15,000 cars. Most of these were acquired by private companies including leasing companies, chemical companies, oil companies, and plastics companies.