Re: Athearn container gondolas
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The Westerfield Models Containers are still available, as are the decals for them.
Please see our #1200 Series Kits for the HB1A & H4 PRR Containers and decals.
Please see our #8100 Series Kits for the LCL Containers, for NYC, B&O & Reading.
From: "Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9:36 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Athearn container gondolas
I vaguely recall that the origin of those containers were the massive
construction projects in New York by Robert Moses, which used an ocean
of cement. So it makes sense that all of the "anthracite" railroads
that served the New York City area, and upstate, had them.
The PRR also had containers but theirs was a boxy design, which is still
available I think from Westerfield. I've seen 1960's photos of the PRR
containers still in use -- but not in Iowa, Gene! :-)
Plus Lackawanna and D&H.