Re: P&LE Gondola

gary laakso

It’s a photo shopped picture.  Look at the forward end of the car (A) and it is GRa while the B end is a G22 same gondola.  Notice the machinery is on the GRa end of the car and the crates are on the B end and behind the machinery.    


Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


From: <> On Behalf Of Garth Groff
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2019 1:28 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] P&LE Gondola



Some years ago I copied this photo from a government document, probably a War Department / Army Transportation Corps manual. I believe it was on US military railroads in WWII, but can't remember the particulars. Never mind.

What is interesting is the P&LE 46' drop-end gondola with a steel floor. This is from series 42000-42999, of which there were still 45 in service in 1958, along with 25 more of nearly identical dimensions in series 45000-46999. Cool car.

Also of interest are the two crates, probably from the guard, filled with military gear. Who says double-stacks are a modern invention.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff

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