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Low side gons


George Courtney
 

Did the N&W or Virginian have 40 foot low side gondolas?  I'm aware of 46 foot gons, but unsure on 40 foot.


Thanks,

George Courtney


David
 

What's your definition of "low"?

David Thompson


Jeff Coleman
 

None I can find. The 1937 G1 class was the first lowside gons but they were 46'. 
You could double check nwhs.org but I didn't see any. 

Jeff Coleman

On Oct 4, 2017 6:27 PM, "gsc3@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Did the N&W or Virginian have 40 foot low side gondolas?  I'm aware of 46 foot gons, but unsure on 40 foot.


Thanks,

George Courtney


David
 

Longer answer, discounting composite and side-dump cars and mill gondolas:

N&W cut down 800 class GJa gondolas to 3' sides in 1934-5, #s 98000-98799 class GJc.
N&W cut down 500 class GU gondolas to 3' sides in 1938, #s 90000-90499 class G-2.
Virginian cut down 75 class G-2 gondolas to 3'6" sides in 1941, #s 3850-3924 class G-2A.

N&W class G-6 and G-9 were longer than 40'.

David Thompson


Tim O'Connor
 


Yes, but I don't know when they appeared on the roster. I have a photo of
N&W 247728, a 41 foot IL gondola, class G-14. It has a REBUILD stencil but
the date is obscured. Another class, G-55 had more typical interior height
and also is 41 foot IL. These may both be post-STMFC era.

Tim O'Connor




None I can find. The 1937 G1 class was the first lowside gons but they were 46'.
You could double check nwhs.org but I didn't see any.
Jeff Coleman



 Did the N&W or Virginian have 40 foot low side gondolas?�  I'm aware of 46 foot gons,
 but unsure on 40 foot. Thanks, George Courtney


Tim O'Connor
 


from the ORER's, N&W 41 foot IL gondolas:

               1940    1950   1955    1959
 ---------------------------------------------------
 90000-90499   500     499       0       0 (3'0" IH)
 91000-91999** 1000    -         -       - (4'4" IH)
      -92599** -       1578    228       - (4'4" IH)
 93600-97599   2481    1233    205       0 (4'4" IH)
 98000-98631   0       622     112       0 (4'4" IH)

Tim O'Connor

  ** The series 91000-91999 expanded to 92599 by 1950
      and then 91000+ were replaced with 46 foot cars by 1959



Longer answer, discounting composite and side-dump cars and mill gondolas:

N&W cut down 800 class GJa gondolas to 3' sides in 1934-5, #s 98000-98799 class GJc.
N&W cut down 500 class GU gondolas to 3' sides in 1938, #s 90000-90499 class G-2.
Virginian cut down 75 class G-2 gondolas to 3'6" sides in 1941, #s 3850-3924 class G-2A.

N&W class G-6 and G-9 were longer than 40'.

David Thompson


Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

I am looking at the N&W Historical Society drawings list, and have found a wealth of information about class GJc, including photos, drawings and lettering, at http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/listdocs/select.php?index=rs&id=2055


Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


On Oct 5, 2017, at 12:09 AM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


from the ORER's, N&W 41 foot IL gondolas:

               1940    1950   1955    1959
 ---------------------------------------------------
 90000-90499   500     499       0       0 (3'0" IH)
 91000-91999** 1000    -         -       - (4'4" IH)
      -92599** -       1578    228       - (4'4" IH)
 93600-97599   2481    1233    205       0 (4'4" IH)
 98000-98631   0       622     112       0 (4'4" IH)

Tim O'Connor

  ** The series 91000-91999 expanded to 92599 by 1950
      and then 91000+ were replaced with 46 foot cars by 1959



Longer answer, discounting composite and side-dump cars and mill gondolas: 

N&W cut down 800 class GJa gondolas to 3' sides in 1934-5, #s 98000-98799 class GJc.
N&W cut down 500 class GU gondolas to 3' sides in 1938, #s 90000-90499 class G-2.
Virginian cut down 75 class G-2 gondolas to 3'6" sides in 1941, #s 3850-3924 class G-2A.

N&W class G-6 and G-9 were longer than 40'.

David Thompson