Re: C&EI 95000 - 95299 gondolas

Ray Breyer

No photos, but I'll have a 1961 diagram page heading your way off-list in a minute.

These cars have a long and odd history. Built in 1912 by ACF, they were rebuilt by the ACF in 1925 with composite side bodies, and again with all steel bodies in 1940. It appears as though the cars went through a renumbering each time they were rebuilt, since the 95000 series doesn't show up in the ORERs before 1941.

I'm not sure I've ever run across a car series that was rebuilt so many times, and so extensively and differently each time.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

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Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:54 AM
Subject: [STMFC] C&EI 95000 - 95299 gondolas
In a 1948 ORER, these gondolas are listed as class GS but with solid wood floors. I have seen a diagram and photo of 95300 - 95399 gons, but these are not listed in the '48 ORER. Can someone direct me to diagrams and/or photos of the 95000-series cars circa 1948?

Thank you.

Lou Whiteley
Lawrenceville, NJ

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