Gene Green <bierglaeser@...>
I supplied the gondola artwork to Greg Komar (as well as that for
some other M&StL cars). The artwork was taken directly from the
General American stencil diagram for the M&StL's 30001 series all-
steel, drop-bottom gondolas that came along in the late 1940s.
Greg resized the gondola artwork to fit the Detail Associates all-
steel, drop-bottom gondola which, at that time, was probably the
closest one could come to the M&StL's 30001 series gondolas.
The key feature of the M&StL's lettering (on most revenue freight
cars) after 1937 was the slanted "The Peoria Gateway" slogan. I
don't know if any of the M&StL's original USRA composite gondolas
received the "The Peoria Gateway" slogan. The used USRA composite
gondolas did receive exactly that.
Out in the west Texas town of El Paso
--- In STMFC@..., "Douglas Harding" <dharding@...> wrote:
painted black. Greg Komar offers a dry transfer for an M&StL GS gon
that might be usable. HO-230; 30001-30499 GSwhite black Sized to fit Detail Associates gondola