Re: Athearn container gondolas

Brian Carlson

The air activated containers were developed by MDT (The LCL Corporation) in the 1930's. Much of the cement headed to NYC. The DL&W, D&H, LV and NYC had them. a hobby shop in Allentown made the correct decals for them in the 90's not sure if they are around now. Not everything is on the internet, but if anyone has Morning Sun's Erie/DL&W Rolling Stock Color Guide, see pages 96-97 for more information.  Not the containers were numbered like freight cars and other rolling stock. DL&W's were 23000-23684. The DL&W at one point had 90 gondolas converted, most carried 5 containers each.



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY


Brian carlson


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I’ve wondered if the cylindrical contains were built by one company and several railroads purchased them for use in cement service?   I know the NYC and the LV had them, I seem to recall CNJ as well?  Todd Horton


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