Numbers: 14100, 14101
From Chris van der Heide (12/10/09):
I was looking at the page on hoppers on your site, and some of the information
stated on this page is inaccurate. The quote from Raini Rischi identifies
the 14850 series of cylindrical cement hoppers as ex-BNSF but they
are decidedly not ex-BN/BNSF, they're ex-British Columbia Railway.
(You have a photo of one of these on the main hoppers page correctly
marked as ex-BC Rail)
From ARR employee Raini Risch (10/8/04): "The 14850 series covered hoppers were bought from BNSF (if I'm not mistaken) as they match others we have up here in paint schemes but have been renumbered 14850 - 14859. As I mentioned before, they don't run as a unit but are piece-mealed up here on our barges from Seattle. Numbers 14100 and 14101 are specifically used for feed (barley, corn, etc.) loading for AK Mill and Feed products."
From Scott Harris (10/13/04): "I've learned that the fleet was sold to private leasors and now wears WLO reporting marks as a subsidiary of CN/IC. I'm unsure why exactly the ARR took ownership of just the 14100 and 14101, but it remains the case."