L&N coal gondola


Eric Hansmann
 

I found a side view of the L&N coal gondola that is seen in the image link Bob Witt sent along for the B&O hoppers. What an interesting beast. A 4-12 build date is in faded paint below the N.

 

http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/ussteel/results/item.do?itemId=/nw/cra/ussteel/CRA-42-110-014

 

A quick check of a 1926 ORER garners these data points.

 

GA – Gondola, steel underframe

77250-80599

IL – 35-foot, 6-inch

IW – 9-foot, 5-inch

IH – 4-foot, 9-inch

OL – 36-foot, one-eighth inch

OW – 10-foot, 3.75-inch

OH – 8-foot, 5.25-inch

CC – 1811

100,000 pound capy

 

In service – 3329 cars

 

Another 500 have matching dimensions in the 76000-76499 series.

 

Can any L&N fans report on when these dwindled from service? I suspect most of these cars were gone by the mid-1930s.

 

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX

 

 

 

 

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