Re: Photo: Santa Fe Gondola
Tim the Santa Fe had many classes of drop end gondolas in all different lengths. The type end I am talking about is, when looking straight at the cars drop end the re-enforcement on each side has two angles that come to a point, like an elbow, which Santa Fe only built onto the Ga-91 and Ga-103 class cars. And yes both the Ga-91 and Ga-103 were built with plain bearing trucks ( see page 165 in Richard Hendrickson's book "Santa Fe Open Top Cars" Vol.7 for a Builders photo of a Ga-103 Gondola. Of course most of the surviving cars were changed to roller bearing trucks in the 1970's and 80's.
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Santa Fe Gondola
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.
On 7/7/2019 12:49 PM, charles slater wrote: