Re: Photo: Erie Gondola With Large Wood Beam Load (1907)
Steve and Barb Hile
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The series Erie 52000-52999 was built by Standard Steel Car Company in 1904.
Keith Retterer has a builder’s photo of 52000 in his collection of SSC builder’s photo.
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I was unaware of a 52000 series gon for the ERIE prior to this photo. Looking at my 1916 and 1920 ORERs I find that this was one a class of (presumably) 1000 cars 52000-52999. IL 40’ IW 9’-5 5/8” IH 4’-2” Length OA 41’Height OA 7’-5” 1706 Cu Ft capy 100,000 lb.
In 1916 there were 906 cars left in the series; in 1920, 994.
Class HT, hopper bottoms as Bob noted.
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Photo: Erie Gondola With Large Wood Beam Load (1907)
Photo from the Indiana Historical Society:
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“Open-topped freight cars loaded with wood at Talge Mahogany Co., with railroad tracks in the foreground. Stacks of wood are in the background.”
Gondola appears to have hopper doors.