Re: M&StL 30000 series gondola kit under development

Douglas Harding

Attached are builder photos of the MSTL gon, a diagram drawing, and a photo of one of these gons in CNW MOW paint. I have a photo of one of these gons in MOW service dated 1983. I have sent all photos to Joe Binish.


I have been wanting a model of this car. I have the DA steel sided gon kit, which has the slope sides at the bottom of the ca. But as has been pointed out it is based upon an SP car, and not 100% accurate for the MSTL.


Doug  Harding


From: [] On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] M&StL 30000 series gondola kit under development


Thanks Tim, I don't have a pic I can post. It does appear to be the same design car, the spotting feature being the little pressed flange on the bottom edge of the stub side sills. There is a builders photo in the SLH&TS freightcars book, the car posed with the drop doors open, and it is evident that the doors are Dreadnaught pressings. The car also has what appears to be either Superior or Equipco hand brake. Tim's posted image is of a sixties/seventies era repaint; The original lettering is similar in arrangement, but a Roman typeface, with lines above and below the reporting marks. There were two number series; 8001-8199 (odd), and WC cars 67001-67199 (odd).

Question, do the Minni cars have improved Dreadnaught ends? They seem to have been built one to two years before the Soo cars. Likewise the Dreadnaught drop doors?

Dennis Storzek

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