Re: Southern's 40' Low-Side Gondolas
Garth Groff <ggg9y@...>
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You are right about loading over the trucks. This is what the D&RGW and WP did with their rather significant traffic in coiled steel. For the whole story and some photos try: http://www.people.virginia.edu/~ggg9y/gon.html .
Garth G. Groff
Scott Pitzer wrote in part::
Funny thing about the Sunshine Models gon loads such as ingot iron for engine blocks, and aluminum ingots-- only a few of these items, placed over the trucks, made a full load. So in model form, you start with a resin gon that weighs nothing, and you add a few RESIN ingots for a full load, and you hope the whole thing doesn't blow away! (I know, Martin's in the resin business, not the lead business...)