Re: Louisville & Nashville USRA Mill gondolas

Larry Sexton


Would you provide a scan of that photo. I know the L&N had USRA clones of
the 40' composite gons, over a 1000 at least, and am pretty certain they had
a number of clones of the all-steel 46' mill gons as well. I have a couple
of in-service photos of the 40' composite, but none of the longer mill gons
until the 65' one. Looking forward to seeing you at CB this weekend.


From: [] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Louisville & Nashville USRA Mill gondolas

For those "Ya'll Modelers" I have a Mt. Vernon Builders photo and an
in-service photo from a group of L&N gondolas that with the exception
of an early Dreadnaught end are almost certainly copies of the USRA
Mill gons. No less an expert on this design than Randy Anderson
educated me on this and gave me the in-service photo. I was never
able to convince Al W. to offer this version but I will try with the
new proprietor.

Bill Welch
2225 Nursery Road; #20-104
Clearwater, FL 33764-7622
727.470.9930 <>

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