Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Covered Hopper No. 18387
Designed to transport dry powdered materials, such as grain and cement, the 1949 car dates from a period when railroads and freight car manufacturers experimented with the relatively new car type in an effort to create an efficient and effective design.
The car played an important role in transporting cement from the manufacturing plant in Portland, Colorado to various locations throughout the state.
8th Ave. and Osage St., Union Pacific Burnham Yard / Denver