An overall view of hopper #965. Note the small welded patch within the 'U' channel side reinforcement, directly above the truck axis. This seems to be a weak point on the hopper design, perhaps as many as 20% of all EBT hoppers have either a welded patch OR damage at this point.

Photo taken Friday afternoon, April 5th., 2002 by Jim Vliet.

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