Re: interesting gondola load

Bruce Smith


I’m not sure why untreated ties would be individually wrapped in cardboard.   ;)  

dIf you zoom in on the figure, the items appear to be about the size of ties, but seem to have cardboard wrapping held on with multiple metal straps, wood end plugs and appear to contain square tubing (perhaps galvanized metal?).  There appears to have been scrap wood blocking beneath the load, but not between the pieces and it appears that it only just filled the gondola.



Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."

On Jan 20, 2015, at 8:20 AM, O Fenton Wells srrfan1401@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Looks like untreated ties,
Fenton Wells

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 11:46 AM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Anys idea what this gondola load might have been?

That B&O gondola 352409 is nearly brand new in this 1958 photo.

Tim O'Connor

Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374

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