Re: DRGW 70 ton Gondolas

Lee Gautreaux


Which number series are you referring to for these cars?

Lee A. Gautreaux - The RailGoat

The 70 ton trucks on these 47'-21/4" 1922 Pressed Steel gondolas also had two brake shoes per wheel. The cars were used on the DRGW to Los Angeles run to supply the Pacific fleet with coal until it was converted to burn oil. A few cars were equipped with coal racks to serve the steel mills in Pueblo and the Geneva Works. Of course, they were used in sugar beet service and ended their service on the Monarch branch hauling limestone.

gary laakso
south of Mike Brock

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