AT&SF 65' mill gondolas


Tim O'Connor
 

Why did Santa Fe need so many (425) of these large mill
gondolas? SP served Kaiser steel but didn't have nearly
as many.

http://www.atsfrr.net/Reviews/HO/Freight/AthGon/Index.htm

Tim O'Connor


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Mar 10, 2009, at 1:12 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

Why did Santa Fe need so many (425) of these large mill
gondolas? SP served Kaiser steel but didn't have nearly
as many.





The Santa Fe served a number of steel mills in Illinois and Missouri,
and in the '50s and '60s had a number of other gondolas with special
equipment for steel shipments. For more information, stand by for my
forthcoming "Rolling Stock Reference Series" book on ATSF Ft- and Ga-
classes 1902-1959, which should be out in time for the summer SFRH&MS
annual meeting.

Richard Hendrickson