Re: War emergency 52'6" gons
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Ron: These cars are of interest to me also. Back in March I picked up a Photo from Bob of LV 32667 taken on January 8, 1959 in Danville Va. On the back is also FLV4. Car was reweighed P 3-57 and repainted at the same time. Car is in good condition, good paint, side boards are not all ratty. It’s carrying a load of some fabricated steel items but the photo is shot from trackside so I can’t really say what the load is. Photo was probably by the Colonel. Car isn’t even that weathered.
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
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Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:25 PM
Subject: [STMFC] War emergency 52'6" gons
Reference RPCyc 28. I was looking at the roster of the 52'6" war emergency gons, and it seems the only group of cars not substantially or entirely having the wood lining replaced with steel was the LV 32600 series. I'm trying to avoid the railroads where a few cars escaped the upgrade, since I'm trying to avoid oddballs and sometimes there are reasons why a few cars escaped rebuilding, such as being in defacto work service or otherwise not exactly interchange material.