Re: Good Book on Gon. from the 50's
The closest ORER I have to the year 1958 that shows that car series is a 1964 ORER.
For photos I found one of a well used CB&Q #82253 by Dan Holbrook taken at Congress Park along the "Q" triple track main line in Mike Spoor's book CB&Q Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment on page 89. The caption reads: " On July 5, 1975 CB&Q #82253 rolls past the passenger shelter at Congress Park. It was built in 1955 at Havelock as one of 350 Class GM-4A gondolas (#82200- #82594) with solid ends, an inside length of 52' 6" and a capacity of 1,761 cu ft."
This photo in Spoor's book shows #82253 with an interesting insert but it is not described as one of the group with a roof from Note O described above. Perhaps someone else from the list has more info about what is shown inside #82253.
I would also suggest a search for CB&Q #82253 or any other number from the #82200-83139 series cars on Google: www.rrpicturearchives.net or http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2349724
Later, Dave Sarther
From: GARY garywildu@... [STMFC]
Sent: Sat, Jun 21, 2014 9:16 am
Subject: [STMFC] Good Book on Gon. from the 50's
Look for a book or photo's on gon's in the 50"s .Namely CB&Q 82200 , NYC 705000, Soo 7501, IBH 6000 etc. series car. I have a list of about 10 different railroad to try and find. Trying to match car numbers with photo's so I can find models of these car to add to my 1958 car fleet. Car are off a dispatcher sheet's from 58 hot box report. Thanks for any help on where to look for this.