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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asychis@...
 

Dorin's book Missouri Pacific Trains and equipment has a photo of a
Missouri-Illinois 300-series gondola with coke containers. These look similar to
USRA composite gondolas without the side sheathing, but are not exact
copies. Missouri Pacific had 39 coke cars built from boxcars (probably the 120000
series) with three side doors and no roof numbered in the 12070-1299,
along with cars 120093, 120179, 120269, 120280, 120526, and 120880. These were
38' -3" in length by 10' -5" wide by 13' high (ORER extreme height column)
with 6' long by 7' -6" high doors, 2563 cu. ft., 40 ton cars. There was
also the 7100-7199 series 70-ton coke gondolas built by the MP DeSoto shops in
1955. Of course the boxcars and the 7100-series gondolas were for coke
loading, not containers. I don't have specific car information, but the
panel-side gondolas and modified gondolas similar to the MI cars mentioned above
were also used for coke containers.

Jerry Michels