Re: coil gondola shipping early problems

Gatwood, Elden J SAD



For sure, scrap now!


This appears to be the result of a wreck, or very hard coupling, which P&WV undoubtedly had to document for claims.


But what I find unusual is the way they were loaded, like with no understanding on how they’d behave.  Sheesh.


I am assembling a presentation on RR coil loading experiences, and how the RRs evolved their practices over time, resulting in dedicated coil cars, so I am looking to these early instances for the “why”.


Coils misbehaving was a problem that increased with increasing size, weight, and finish quality requirements.


This tipping over behavior was something I am astonished to see wasn’t anticipated.


I’d love to see someone model that load!


Elden Gatwood


From: <> On Behalf Of Mont Switzer
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:56 AM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] coil gondola shipping early problems


Could be ends of larger coils used to stamp out car fenders and home appliances.  Coils might have been involved in a wreck.  Scrap now.


Montford L. Switzer


Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.


(765) 836-2914


From: <> On Behalf Of Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2020 10:35 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] coil gondola shipping early problems




Any insights into what uses these coils would have been for?


Any translation of the writing?


Nice RDG gon, BTW!


Elden Gatwood


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