Re: DT&I 41'6" IL drop end gondola in 1947
Donald B. Valentine
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What can one do to convince you to post a photo or two of your DT&I gon and offer a few instructions for your conversion? With the modeled J&M auto frames creating a realistic load for such a converted gondola would be a nice project.
To add to Richard's comments I would note that in the late 1940's and early 1950's DT&I cars of this type were seen regularly in Northern New England coming into Vermont via the Canadian Pacific, which turned them over to the Boston & Maine for delivery to the large Ford Assembly plant then located in Somerville, Mass. I believe this plant was replaced by the one at Mahwah, N.J. but am not certain at what date. Addtionally, I am not certaion whether any of these cars were ever regularly routed over the B&M's line from Wells River, VT-Woodsville, N.H. to Concord, and thence on to Boston, or whether they alwyas went via White River Junction, VT. In any case, they appear in a number of photos taken on the Newport - White River Jct. routing my late acqaintance Phil Hastings sent me over the years before his passing.
Cordially, Don Valentine
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