Re: Athearn N Scale gons
I am in need of some gondolas to carry pipe loads for a natural gas pipeline
circa 1952. I do have a couple of Micro-Trains gons, their 62030 and 48060
series. These are supposed to represent a Santa Fe Ga-61 Composite gon and
Ga-53 steel gon. Both 50 foot drop ends. It was suggested that I take a look at
Athearn's two gons, one a 65 foot, 6 inch Mill gon, see;
and a 52 foot gon, see;
I believe that this second car is a RailGon prototype, as it dates back to
the Roundhouse/MDC era. IIRC, neither car is correct for an early 1950's
railroad. Is this correct? Or are there similar cars from the 1940's and/or 50's?
I appreciate any info that you folks can provide, or suggestions where to
look. FWIW, I did attempt to search old messages for these cars, but while I did
find some posts announcing the 52' 6" gon model in HO, I found no real
discussions regarding the prototype nor correct era for them. Thanks again.
Brian R. Termunde
West Jordan, Utah
"Ship and Travel the Grand Canyon Line!"
Grand Canyon Railway