Re: coal gons


Would one consider the Erie 45100 series coal carrying gons
?Armand Premo

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Tim Gilbert writes, in discussing ICC statistics:
The "GS" designation meant that the Gon had a "Side Dump Drop Bottom,"
while a "GA" meant that the gon had a "Center Dump Drop Bottom" -
"Center Dump" meaning that a load could be dropped between the rails
while the load was dumped to the side for a "Side Dump" Gon. In the back
of the ORER's, there is a section which provides more detail about the
various Mechanical Designations.
Tim is entirely right, but these are not ICC designations,they are AAR
mechanical designations (and before that, MCB and ARA). The definitions in
the back of the ORER are likewise AAR--except the ICC tank car

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