Re: USRA composite gondolas


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Oct 15, 2009, at 2:54 PM, bnonut wrote:

My earlier message about the InterMountain car was answered and now
wonder if any cars of this model ran on other roads.
Thought maybe a new paint job could get this to the fifties!
Hopeful thinking and any suggestions.
No good news here, Mark. Almost all of the USRA composite gondolas
were rebuilt or scrapped by the end of WW II. Minneapolis & St.
Louis had some refurbished ex-L&N cars, some of which lasted into the
early '50s, but only one of those was still listed in the 1/53 ORER.
I can't think of any other RRs that still had them in revenue service.

Richard Hendrickson

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