C&IM 7000 series Gons


Jason Greene
 

Steam era freight car discussion group. The time period covered will be from 1900-1960.I am looking for pictures of these gons that were built in the 20s through the 40s as best I can tell. I am interested in these because it appears that Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron in Birmingham, AL bought some of these.


al_brown03
 

A builder's photo of C&IM 7199 appears in TS CYC 5 (from '40 CBC) p 225 (stencilled NEW 8-27) and TS CYC 46 (from '31 CBC) p 233, and a builder's photo of C&IM 7410 appears in TS CYC 70 (from '43 CBC) p 215 (NEW 8-37). At least six cars in series 7000-7999 are shown in Wallin, Stringham, and Szwajkart's C&IM book (pp 110, 154, 176, 207, 216).

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-- Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Jason Greene <jason.p.greene@...> wrote:

Steam era freight car discussion group. The time period covered will be from 1900-1960.I am looking for pictures of these gons that were built in the 20s through the 40s as best I can tell. I am interested in these because it appears that Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron in Birmingham, AL bought some of these.

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David
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Jason Greene <jason.p.greene@...> wrote:

I am looking for pictures of these gons that were built in the 20s through the 40s as best I can tell.
350 cars 7000-7349 from Pullman in 8/27, 100 cars 7350-7449 from Pullman-Standard in 8/37, and 400 cars 7450-7849 from P-S in 5-9/48.

There were two photos of the first order in the 1931 CBC, reprinted in Train Shed Cyclopedia #46.

David Thompson