Re: Erie Highside Gondolas

Schuyler Larrabee

Yep. 44000 series if memory serves (the diagram
books are pretty buried right now). The HO model
is the Mantua "Heavy" series high side gon, which
is a pretty decent model from the bottom up, but
the bottom and the trucks and the underframe and
the coupler pockets . . Uh . . .inhale deeply.


-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Kahn [mailto:harumd@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 10:38 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Erie Highside Gondolas

I have one of the old RailCraft metal cars in O
(probably older than I am, which is saying quite
a bit) that
I have been holding off finishing, as the model
has a solid
bottom, and my understanding from the TSE
reprints of the CBC
is that the prototype had drop bottom doors.
Are we talking
about the same prototype here?
Jace Kahn
Mostly Fairbanks/GTT

Another camera-shy car was the ERIE's high side
gons, AFTER
they were
converted to hoppers . . .

I know Chuck Yungkurth would like to see them,
too . . .


I have enough photos and data to draw up the
elevations and
ends of the
Erie gons that were converted to quad hoppers.

What I am still seeking is the underbody plus
component locations
and rigging.

Chuck Yungkurth
Boulder CO
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