Re: Modeling possibilities?

Gatwood, Elden J SAD <Elden.J.Gatwood@...>


For that one that looks pretty much like an original USRA clone, with the
flat drop ends, the poling loops might be a hint. It may be an ex-NYC or
ex-P,McK&Y/P&LE car.

The B&O cars got different ends and got modified pretty quickly. The PRR
G25's did not match that car in details. The RDG's also did not exactly
match that one in details.

I also agree that the other one has replacement sides and ends. They look
too new for the rest of the car.

Elden Gatwood


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Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:02 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Modeling possibilities?

Ben Hom wrote:

Bruce Smith wrote:
"Aren't those 50 ton Andrews trucks? The car appears to be stenciled
for 100,000 lbs not 140,000 lbs."

They are DEFINITELY Andrews trucks - cancel that recommendation to use
Bowser Crown trucks!
I concur with Bruce and Ben the truck are 50-ton Andrews.

The question remains, I believe the CSS received these gondolas second
hand, who were the original owners?

Bob Witt

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