Re: Gondolas converted into TOFC cars

Tim O'Connor


There are TWO cars in the 93600 to 93649 series in the 1959 ORER.
But there is no "asterisk" or other indication that this is a new
entry in the ORER, so they could be earlier than 1959.

By 1963 there are 13 50-2-IL cars listed, 93550 to 93599 (11 cars)
and 93600 and 93601 (2 cars).

I have no photos of the 93550 or 93600 series, so they may be rebuilds
of older cars like the 50 ft composite gondolas of the 1930's.

The 93700 series is not listed in 1959. By 1963 there were 234 cars
in series 93702 to 93936. Cars 93700 and 93701 were 70 ton capacity
TOFC flats but otherwise are the same as the others.

Tim O'Connor

On 8/2/2019 3:56 PM, dale florence via Groups.Io wrote:

I have one question, do you know the date these cars built, or rebuilt?

Dale Florence

On Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:21:11 AM EDT, dale florence via Groups.Io <dwwesley@...> wrote:


Thank you for the R. I. Gondola TOFC Cars.  I am guessing that the car you built was from a Tichey  war emergency car. Looks very good.

Thanks for the pictures
Dale Florence

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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