Re: Fabulous shot of B end of USRA gon
The gondola in question is indeed a post USRA, a clone that was built by Bethlehem in 1925, class GMl. This was in a batch from 21500-21599, costing new $2282.45. This had a lengthy career, being reported wrecked in May 1956. One last bit, the brake detailing did not follow the USRA practice.
In the heart of Reading coal country.