Coke container cars (UNCLASSIFIED)


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

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Hey folks;

I have assembled the info below, on coke container cars, and am wondering
where I might find out more, incl pics. Below are: RR, car numbers, number
of cars, dimensionsals, cap., notes...

B&O 256550-256678 etc 69 50', 3' IH; 6'11" OH (w/o
containers); 1425 cu.ft.; 126,000 lb cap ????
Add rest..... ?


DT&I 9121, 9128, 9296 3 52'6", 3'3" IH; 12'9" OH' from
series 9100-9299 300 cu. Ft. containers (based on OH);
Photos of containers only MM 8/01
DT&I 9107, 9235, 9254, 9266 4 52'6" IL; 3'3" IH; 11'6" OH Prob
250 cf containers (based on OH)

Erie ? (yes, they had some, but I have no idea)

Koppers 100, 101, 102, 104-107, 109-158 57 48'6" IL; 3' IH; 6'9" OH (w/o
containers); 129k cap;
12-rib ex-drop end cars with extended end sills w/poling pockets and pump
handbrake; 10 containers "KGCX"
200? Cu ft cap containers; assn: Seaboard, NJ?
Photos" MM 8,9/01
Koppers 200-219 20 52'6" Greenville-type with fixed plate steel
replacement end; blue w/white letters; 11 containers; in service Oct 1971 to
1985. 200 cu. Ft. containers; photos MM 8,9/01

L&N 56725-56737 13 52'6" IL; 1961-built PS-5 fixed end;
11 containers; converted 11/62; assigned to Alabama By-Products 300 cu.ft.
containers; Photo 56733 in MM 8/01; 56728 in MM 9/01

LV (yes, they had some, but I have no idea)


Monon 3301-3310 10 42' IL, PS-built 1948; 9 containers Photo
3301 MM 9/01
Monon 3625-3648 Thrall-built 1954; modified ?; Photo 3625,
3629 MM 9/01; 345 cu.ft. home-made containers

NKP (yes, they had some, but I have no idea)


N&W 70596 - 70629 15 46' IL; 3' IH; 6'7" OH(w/o containers); 1311
cu.ft.; 50-t
N&W 72400-72414 15 46' IL; 3' IH; 6'7" OH(w/o containers); 1311
cu.ft.; 50-t

NYC 501500-501639 140 USRA-type converted by Merchants Despatch
1931; similar to Lot 557-G series 703000-704499 Homemade containers?
NYC 502225-502283 59 Ex-NYC Standard Steel 1930-made LCL flats
with drop sides; Lot 781-G; 12 home-made containers mounted in pairs;
converted 1956; lasted until 60's Photo: MM 9/01
NYC 502320-502329 10 52'6" IL Greenville-type modified for coke
service 2/62 Beech Grove Lot 810-G; 7'6" OH(w/o containers); 11 containers;
lading band anchors and newly-fixed Dread drop ends; nailable steel flooring
200 cu. Ft. containers;

NYC 502330-502349 20 ", but w/o nailable steel flooring
NYC 502350-502353 4 " Photo: 502351 MM 8/01
NYC 502354, 502355 2 "
NYC 502356-502381 26 "

P&LE 13165, 13211, 13511, 13650, 13878 5 52'6"; 3'9"; 7'6"
OH(w/o containers)

PRR G27A - 345388, 345912, 346283, 346841, 347545, 347599, 347810,
348088, 348635 9 52'6" 3'6" ?OH 325 cu. ft. containers; photo Key
PRR G36E - 619527, 619642, 619659, 620484, 620492, 620951 6
52'6", 3'8" OH; 7'4" OH(w/o containers)

P&WV 7200, 7201, 7204, 7212, 7215, 7227, 7233, 7234, 7236, 7239, 7241,
7245, 7248 13 52'6" Bethlehem-type fixed end gon with top chord
angle reinforcement and lading band anchor strip on top chord. Appear to be
250 cu.ft, Youngstown corrugated, labeled for "P.& W. V. RY. CO."; P&WV
photo; Black

RDG 12 52'6" Beth steel GHm class Photo: MM 8/01

WM 5400-5460? 52'6" IL; 3'6" IH; 7'2" OH(w/o containers)
Var cap 70-100


I have now done a PRR G27A converted for coke containers, plus a P&WV coke
container gon, and would like to add additional cars to this fleet. Photos
of P&LE cars would be great! Decal ideas?

Any info appreciated!

Elden Gatwood


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