Re: Fw: cb&q gon
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Assuming that the date is correct, the car is more likely one of the CB&Q's very numerous composite gons from the GS-1/2 or GS-5/7/8 series. From the side, they appeared very similar to a USRA 40' gon. The GS-5/7/8 is available in resin form from Sunshine. The CB&Q did have 1000 USRA 40' gons, originally in class GA-15, but most were modified with solid floors and cut-down sides well prior to World War II. This gave them a very different look than the original configuration
There is an excellent data sheet for the CB&Q composite gons available from the Burlington Route Historical Society <www.burlingtonroute.com> The Sunshine kits also have some information and prototype pictures in their data sheet.
The Burlington's composite gondolas were indeed painted a mineral red color.
Depending on the class/car number, it could have had Andrews, or some flavor of AAR cast steel truck. More details can be found in the BRHS data sheet.
Kind regards, Rob Adams
Rob Kirkham wrote:
Modeling Keokuk, IA and the CB&Q's K&W branch, circa 1938