Re: Photo: Santa Fe Gondola

Jake Schaible

Bob - from my incomplete collection of loose ATSF 211/4 folio sheets, her "end knees" and pressed steel sides looks to be from the GA-68 to 70 class (as well as perhaps later) first issued in 1949 by Pressed Steel Car Company.  Date would seem to fit as well.  My guess is that it is the longer GA-70 (truck center of 56'10 3/4") vs the shorter GA-68/69 (43'6 3/4")  But again, this is only a guess as I have the drwgs with ends as modified in 1977. 

Happy hunting...

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