Babgaunda Patil - Birmingham AL
Phillip G. Przybylinski - Schereville IN
Roger D. Sims - Munster IN
Pullman Incorporated - Chicago IL
A covered railway hopper car includes a plurality of vertical partition sheets connected to the side walls of the car to form a plurality of hoppers. The connection of the vertical edges of the partition sheets to the inner surfaces of the side walls includes vertical posts of a cross-sectional configuration reducing stress concentration of the partition to prevent fracture.