Re: NYC gondolas

Ian Cranstone

Dick Murray asks:

I am looking to model one of NYCS 52ft 6in gondolas that were
converted to hauling aluminum shipments. They were fitted with steel
covers for load protection and renumbered 749131-749135. I spotted
the number series in a 1961 ORER, but they were not in my 1954 NYCS
freight car book. So, I have two questions:
1) what year were they converted and

First listed in the October 1958 ORER, first listing with details and cars
actually shown in January 1959.

2) were the steel covers similar to the ones that
Athearn produced for their gondolas? Thanks for any help.
Danged if I know 8^)

Ian Cranstone
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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