C&EI 95000 - 95299 gondolas


octoraro1@...
 

In a 1948 ORER, these gondolas are listed as class GS but with solid wood floors.  I have seen a diagram and photo of 95300 - 95399 gons, but these are not listed in the '48 ORER.  Can someone direct me to diagrams and/or photos of the 95000-series cars circa 1948?


Thank you.


Lou Whiteley

Lawrenceville, NJ


Ray Breyer
 

No photos, but I'll have a 1961 diagram page heading your way off-list in a minute.

These cars have a long and odd history. Built in 1912 by ACF, they were rebuilt by the ACF in 1925 with composite side bodies, and again with all steel bodies in 1940. It appears as though the cars went through a renumbering each time they were rebuilt, since the 95000 series doesn't show up in the ORERs before 1941.

I'm not sure I've ever run across a car series that was rebuilt so many times, and so extensively and differently each time.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

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In a 1948 ORER, these gondolas are listed as class GS but with solid wood floors. I have seen a diagram and photo of 95300 - 95399 gons, but these are not listed in the '48 ORER. Can someone direct me to diagrams and/or photos of the 95000-series cars circa 1948?

Thank you.

Lou Whiteley
Lawrenceville, NJ


Paul Hillman
 


The May 1959 Model Railroader has an article & pix on (I think) this car.
 
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In a 1948 ORER, these gondolas are listed as class GS but with solid wood floors.  I have seen a diagram and photo of 95300 - 95399 gons, but these are not listed in the '48 ORER.  Can someone direct me to diagrams and/or photos of the 95000-series cars circa 1948?


Thank you.


Lou Whiteley

Lawrenceville, NJ


Andy Sperandeo
 

That Model Railroader article by John W. Ascher covers a series of cars built by AC&F in 1912-13 with composite sides, and rebuilt in 1927 with steel sides and at least a couple of different ends. Supposedly 300 cars were still in service in 1959. The article includes a good b&w prototype photo and simplified drawings that are adequate for scratchbuilding a model.

I can attest to that last part because I built one. I always thought it came out rather well except that I didn't yet know the trick of making wood sides look like steel. (Now I do: Don't use wood! Use styrene instead.) Mr. Ascher modeled the car with wood flooring, so I did too.

So long,

Andy