Re: Photo: Santa Fe Gondola

Tim O'Connor

Charlie, what type of end do you mean? Drop ends? There were certainly more classes
of Santa Fe gondolas with drop ends, than just two. At first I thought it could be a
Ga-103 but I wondered if the plain bearing trucks would have been applied in 1958 to
a brand new mill gondola. The only photo I have of one shows roller bearing trucks.

Tim O'Connor

On 7/7/2019 12:49 PM, charles slater wrote:
Assuming that is a Santa Fe gondola, it would be either a Ga-91 class car numbered 168400-168549 built in 1955 by Santa Fe or a Ga-103 class car numbered 168150-168399 also built be Santa Fe in 1958. It would be nice if there was a car number for the car. Those are the only two classes of mill gondolas with that type of ends.
Charlie Slater

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Santa Fe Gondola

Photo: Santa Fe Gondola

Fairly good interior shot of unidentified drop-end gondola from the Kansas State Historical Society taken in 1950:

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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