Re: Okay You Gondola Devotees

dave w

On Thu, Dec 3, 2020 at 10:37 AM, Corey Bonsall wrote:
but considering the inside ribs would make loading anything other than loose loads a challenge
Given the huge volumes of commerce based around coal dispersal on and off the RG, then old ones diverted to a variety of other bulk products on the road when the first hoppers arrived in 1953, there isn't really a problem of retaining them in revenue service. The Grande wasted nothing as you know, and the extreme life expectancy was one of the ways of getting ROI they enjoyed (and demanded of operations),
regards davew

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