Re: NC&StL gondolas

Mitchell Mercante

According to info in Freight Cars Journal No. 63, a small number of gons, classed GB-12, were outfitted with ten Youngstown Steel Door 145 cf containers for limestone, silica and other items used in the foundry trade.  They were converted for this service in February 1950.
Mitch Mercante

--- On Thu, 6/11/09, S hed <shed999@...> wrote:

To: STMFC@...
From: timboconnor@...
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:15:10 -0400
Subject: [STMFC] Re: NC&StL gondolas (was FYI: Choices. Caveat Emptor)

What kind of containers? Bulk, drop bottom? My first guess
is coke, since I have several photos of converted L&N box cars
with roofs removed for coke service. One photo is from Pueblo
Colorado so they travelled some distance.

Tim O'Connor

6. ok, I'm going back to freight cars (kicking his soapbox back under the
layout) and I promise to go back to lurking on this group. Unless of course
someone can tell me what type of service the NC&StL was using its 15 or so
container gondolas for circa 1951 (mandatory freight car content but also a
serious question).

John Wark
North Nexus, TN

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