Re: Low side gons


Tim O'Connor
 


from the ORER's, N&W 41 foot IL gondolas:

               1940    1950   1955    1959
 ---------------------------------------------------
 90000-90499   500     499       0       0 (3'0" IH)
 91000-91999** 1000    -         -       - (4'4" IH)
      -92599** -       1578    228       - (4'4" IH)
 93600-97599   2481    1233    205       0 (4'4" IH)
 98000-98631   0       622     112       0 (4'4" IH)

Tim O'Connor

  ** The series 91000-91999 expanded to 92599 by 1950
      and then 91000+ were replaced with 46 foot cars by 1959



Longer answer, discounting composite and side-dump cars and mill gondolas:

N&W cut down 800 class GJa gondolas to 3' sides in 1934-5, #s 98000-98799 class GJc.
N&W cut down 500 class GU gondolas to 3' sides in 1938, #s 90000-90499 class G-2.
Virginian cut down 75 class G-2 gondolas to 3'6" sides in 1941, #s 3850-3924 class G-2A.

N&W class G-6 and G-9 were longer than 40'.

David Thompson

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