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Re: Wheeling steel gondola questions
I tried to find more information on this series of gondolas from the
Railway Age summary of "Freight Cars Ordered for 1921"[RA vol 72, no. 1
January 7, 1922]. Unfortunately the W&LE had no listings for the year
1921 or for the years 1920 and 1922. The article does have two builder
photos of W&LE cars a different one of the gondola, #52052 (a 3/4 view
with showing the A-end) and a SS box car #27201.
My gut feeling is these gondolas were all steel including the floors to
be suitable for coal loading. You could try to verify this by finding a
similar gondola with the same IL and IW in the ORER with steel floors
and the same distance from the top of the rail to the top of the side
and compare the two cubic capacities. The cubic capacity of the gondola
with wood floors should be slightly less because the IH will be less.
--- In STMFC@..., "Eric" <eric@...> wrote:
designation is probably the last thing to be wrong on an ORER freight
composite gondolas for this Accurail conversion. From the prototype
image it seems like the KD brake cylinder is in a different location
than the position on the Accurail model as it should be adjacent to the
easily seen air tank. Here's the link to the buider's image: