Re: B&O P-25D in HO


Craig Wilson
 

B&O cars were modified specifically for "gypsum wallboard" loading in the 1950's when a large gypsum deposit was discovered near Shoals Indiana.  Note that the Intermountain model has "Return to B&O RR Shoals Ind" lettering.  Both National Gypsum (Gold Bond products) and US Gypsum(USG "Sheetrock") built plants in that area and the railroad built a long, long spur to serve those plants (can be seen on Google Earth aerial views).

These cars served other National Gypsum and USG plants around the country.  I have a photo of two of these B&O cars with "Gold Bond" loads at Portsmouth Maine in the 1960's.

Craig Wilson

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