Re: Freight cars equipped with skids & covers
Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
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Are you talking about covered gondolas here? If so, between 1957 and 1964 the WP rebuilt 24 of its 6501-class 53' mill gondolas with removable roofs, and also two of its 9001-class 65' mill gons. I don't know how many were rebuilt within our STMFC time frame (I lack a complete run of ORERs for this period), and since I'm at work now I can't check on what these cars were renumbered to. I can check when I get back from the Coast in mid-April if needed. The cars were used between Geneva, Utah, and Pittsburg (note: no "H"), California, in coil service for U.S. Steel. Information on this operation can be found on my web site at: http://people.virginia.edu/~ggg9y/steel.html and http://people.virginia.edu/~ggg9y/gon.html . Color photos and other data may be found in Jim Eager's WESTERN PACIFIC COLOR GUIDE TO PASSENGER AND FREIGHT EQUIPMENT from Morning Sun.
Garth G. Groff
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