Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Rapido X31a PRR boxcar - roof question


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

I will say that they applied the standard of what lengths they would go to, based on how much $ they’d get in return.

 

Coiled Steel?  Brand new G41 gons

 

Auto parts?  Brand new, biggest and best box cars

 

Structural steel?  Any gon will do as long as the load doesn’t fall out

 

Hide service?  Last legs box cars

 

Offal?  The worst last legs gon everrrrrr

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim and Barbara van Gaasbeek
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But, remember, they were The Standard Railroad of the World, so that must have been the right way to do it.

 

Jim van Gaasbeek

Irvine, CA

 

 

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My pleasure.  From what I was told, they unloaded by opening a door and shoveling out what didn’t fall out.  Real high tech!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

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Thanks for that information.  How were the coal tar chips unloaded from the car?

 

 

Jim van Gaasbeek

Irvine, CA

 

 

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