Re: Photo: Mostly Gondolas (Circa 1940s)

Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>

On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 06:46 AM, Mont Switzer wrote:
.........and the sides most likely were shot and needed replacement anyway. However, the stamped side panels obviously would cost more.
Unless... The stamped side panels also included the stakes, saving the fabrication of separate parts. I haven't had any occasion to research replacement gondola sides, but as far as hopper sides are concerned, very few cars used separate framing as modeled on the Tichy car. Early on Union Metal Products revised their product to include "integral stakes", each edge of the sheet being flanged outward to form half a stake, which were welded together after the sheets were riveted to the side sills.

Dennis Storzek

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