Re: C&O 40ft steel gondola and a flat with removable milk containers - Renovo PA 1952


Mark Rossiter
 

All: I am surprised that there have not been more comments on the milk car shown in the referenced photo.  This is a National Car Company milk car.  It was somewhat revolutionary at the time and was an example of a relatively early application of the ‘intermodal’ concept.  The tanks were detachable for placement on trucks for local delivery.  There were several versions of this car.  Overland imported models of these cars and Funaro and Camerlengo did them in resin as well. 

 

For more information on the prototype and the models, look here: http://users.rcn.com/jimdu4/MilkTrains/NX_1487.htm

 

Mark Rossiter

 

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