Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR G22 Gondola With Containers


Nelson Moyer
 

I recently ordered eight containers from English to model the G22 load. Containers are nice, but expensive.

Nelson

On Mar 12, 2020, at 12:37 PM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD <elden.j.gatwood@...> wrote:

Bob;

 

It is a nice photo originally taken by PRR, in that it shows a “non-upgraded” G22 (not G22B), capable of transporting only 8 HB1, not the twelve carried in the G22B.  The trucks are 70-ton trucks, not 100-ton.  The Hopper Bottom (HB) containers are the first of their kind on the PRR, which went on to design or purchase many more for this service, chiefly cement at first.  This broadened in later years to include powdered lime, powdered dolomite, and other commodities which were needed unloaded in numerous locations within a facility, like a building site or steel mill.  You can clearly see the container blocking in this shot.

 

Thanks for sharing with the Group!

 

Elden

 

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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR G22 Gondola With Containers

 

Photo: PRR Gondola With Containers

Blockedhttps://digital.hagley.org/PRR_19375

Caption: "G22 gondola car #352091, loaded with HB1 containers"

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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