Re: A B&M USRA composite gon at a coal mine in West Virginia (undated)

Eric Hansmann

I massaged the image in Photoshop by adjusting levels and sharpening a bit. See the attached.

It's great to see several gondolas loaded and on the ready track at this coal mine.

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On 07/02/2021 9:57 AM Dave Parker via <spottab@...> wrote:

Claus and group:

The B&M gon is one of 733 (of the original 1500) that was rebuilt with 4-rib dreadnaught ends in 1933 (as per the late Tim Gilbert) and given the rectangular B&M herald.  The car looks to be in fairly good repair, so I would guess mid-30s or so.

Photos of these cars are rare, and this is the first I have seen of one off-line.

Thanks for sharing.
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

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