CB&Q mill gons
Rupert & Maureen <gamlenz@...>
82200-82549 and 82550-83139 were class
GM-4A built at Havelock in 1955 and 1957-8 respectively. 82346-82355 had
wooden flooring for the Atomic Energy Commission instead of a nailable steel
floor. 26 GM-4A’s were rebuilt in 1959-60 with sides and ends 12
inches higher (now 4’ 6”) and removable sectional roofs, and were
reclassed GM-4C. 82200-82239 (except 82219 and 82223) were rebuilt in
1968 with the sides and ends raised 2”.
You could also look for photos of two other classes of cars to help you – GM-4D 83150-83249 and GM-4F 83250-83299 built in 1959 and 1962 respectively – that were identical to the GM-4A but with the higher 4’ 6” sides similar to the GM-4C’s.
If you want the construction appearance as opposed to the paint scheme, a large number of GM-4’s and GM-4A’s made it to BN, number series 566200-566399, 574600-574639, 556700-556774, 558000-558003, and 575800-575814.
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
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.