Re: gondolas of coal


The Rutland had a relatively large collection of distinctive wooden
hopper bottom gons.which were relegated to on-line company service .The road
also rostered some 36' wood sided gons and two classes of 40 footers which
were mainly used in Marble sevice.Armand Premo

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From: "Westerfield" <westerfield@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: gondolas of coal

NYC and subsidiaries had 16,500 inside stake wooden coal gons built in
1903-6, many used in rotary dumpers. They were specifically designed with
recessed grab irons for clearance. See Mainline Modeler 6/84. - Al

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