Re: PRR gon with some kind of metal product load

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>


The background information says this is from the Budd Collection and the location is Hunting Park, which is near Philadelphia and was where Budd had a major manufacturing facility. We may conclude with some certainty that gondola has been loaded up with Budd products. Are they stainless steel? Don't know. Stainless seems odd for building components, but Budd did a lot of really arcane specialist fabrication. Budd also worked other materials, including plastics. The complex load restrainers suggest this load isn't a one-off, and that the retainers would be reused for additional shipments. Note that the following car seems to have more of these restrainers.

I can't quite read the lettering on the side, but think is says "RETURN WHEN EMPTY TO READING CO. ---------- PA." The car is from series 375750-376649, class G31d. Many cars are broken out from in this group have special notes in ORER, but I don't have those pages.

Other ideas?

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff

On 3/26/19 3:33 PM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) wrote:
Hi List Members,
Some might enjoy seeing this PRR gon with some kind of metal product load, with what might be dedicated metal blocking to support the load.
Click on the photo for a larger image.
Claus Schlund

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