Re: Tangent G-70-12 for other classes

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

There has been quite a discussion on the similarities between the G-70-12 and the G-70-8 gondolas for the Southern Pacific. Would someone be kind enough to list the differences between the G-70-12 and the G-70-9 gondolas. They were both built in 1953.
Extremely similar--only really noticeable feature is the brake step on the end, which was Gypsum expanded-metal style on the -8 and Kerrigan (like Apex) rectangular grid on the -12. But they WERE NOT built at the same time. The -8 cars were built in 1951, the -12s in 1953. If you want months, I can supply.

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