Re: 65 ft. gons


Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
 

Ed,

Another common load for 65' gondolas was long poles, like telephone or power poles.

On the Western Pacific, these cars were often used alongside shorter gondolas carrying coiled steel from Geneva, Utah to Pittsburg, California for U.S. Steel. The coils were only loaded over the trucks to avoid stressing the center of the car. The WP even added roofs to a couple of their 65' gondolas.

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff

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