Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Union Railroad Gondola 7985 With Pole Load (1928)
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
While a long way from home (not really), for a URR gondola, and with a load unusual for that road (not really), I would add that this is typical gon behavior, from the numerous photos and documents I have analyzed. They went everywhere, with everything in them.
No one currently makes a gondola model of this guy, but there is a nice F&C kit of the later 50’ URR gons unique to the “steel’ roads like URR, McKCon, Lake Terminal and others. Everyone needs at least one of these guys.
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Union Railroad Gondola 7985 With Pole Load (1928)
Photo: Union Railroad Gondola 7985 With Pole Load (1928)
A photo from the Detroit Public Library:
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View of railroad yard and factory, Ambassador Bridge during construction. Crane on left; freight car on right. Printed on front: "11, 3/13/28."