Re: USRA mill gondola, USRA 55 ton hopper in N scale

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>

On Dec 5, 2005, at 3:11 PM, Charlie Vlk wrote:

Athearn is doing a 65' mill gondola which will be a good stand-in or
starting point for the mill gon (I don't believe any "USRA" mill gons were
built; there may have been a proposed design but AFAIK only the box cars and
40' gons were built).
There were thousands of USRA mill gons and clones built from 1919 through the 1920s. The Pennsy, B&O, NYC/PMcK&Y and Reading bought true USRA mill gons. The "clone" of the design was the "standard" mill gon in the 1920s for the NYC System, B&O and Reading.

Ted Culotta

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