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The B&O had 47'1" IL TOFC flat cars (P-54) rebuilt from O-27
A PRR G31D is NOTHING like your description.
On 1/6/2020 5:04 PM, Ted Schnepf wrote:
Gondola's are the
forgotten railroad cars. Very little had been written
about them and there are so many variations.
I want to ID a mill
type gon. Its inside length is 47' 6" and inside height
about 3' 9". The sides have a straight sill (no fish
belly) with 12 panels and 11 side stakes. The fixed ends
are dreadnought. The car is riveted construction.
I started by looking at
PRR books, but no match (a G31D might be close). Mr
Kresse's book about C&O gons show one of the correct
general length, but has taller sides for use in coal
hauling. Thought about a USRA mill gon, but doesn't seem
In most freight car
books, gons are very limited in space covered.
Can anyone identify my
roughly 49 foot, 11 side stake, riveted gondola?
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120