Re: Carnegie Steel built some of the earliest 65 foot mill gons


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Dan and List Members,
 
Dan wrote: “No ladders on right end and left end grabs are insufficient”
 
These gons were built in the late 1920s. What the safety requirements were at the time regarding right side ladders and end grabs, I cannot say.
 
The cars are classified as ARA class GM in the ORER, meaning a mill gon with drop ends. I don’t know how the drop end feature may impact the presence (or lack thereof) of end grabs
 
Others out there have any thoughts on this?
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 

From: Dan Smith
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2020 6:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Carnegie Steel built some of the earliest 65 foot mill gons
 
Hello All,

I seriously doubt that this gon was used in interchange.

One thing that no one has pointed out, this gon does not comply with the safety appliance act. No ladders on right end
and left end grabs are insufficient.

Any others see the same thing?

Dan Smith

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