Re: Photo: D&RGW Gondola 70298 (1949)
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I noticed that Eric, and I first thought that those must be replacement trucks. The sideframes look much more modern than 1922, but outside hung on a truck with those sideframes seems very odd.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: D&RGW Gondola 70298 (1949)
Interesting trucks, too. The outside-hung brake beam was uncommon on freight cars by the time these were built in 1923.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
D&RGW 70000-70699 were indeed built in 1922 by Western Steel Car & Foundry. These were GS cars with an inside length of 46' and a capacity of 70 tons, making them something like monsters in their time. Their primary assignments were coal service, with some later bumped to limestone service on the regauged Monarch Branch.
Garth Groff 🦆
On Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 10:22 AM Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...> wrote: