Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?


gary laakso
 

The picture is on the Central of Georgia and the gondola in question has about half of one side with diagonals and the other without:

 

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1944-Columbus-Georgia/i-jDSR4g2/A 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Jim Gates
 

I have noticed a lot of photographs of gondolas look like this, but I think it is some kind of illusion.

At first I thought this might be one of the taller AT&SF post Caswell gondolas, but those had a Pratt pattern for the truss, I believe this car has a Howe truss pattern.


Jim Gates
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On Thu, 3/7/19, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

Subject: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11:37 AM

The picture is on the Central
of Georgia and the gondola in question has about half of one
side with diagonals and the other without:  https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1944-Columbus-Georgia/i-jDSR4g2/A 
 Gary LaaksoNorthwest of Mike
Brock


Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi Gary and List Members,
 
If you look at the image at "Original" resolution, one can faintly (very faintly) make out the diagonals on the near half of the car. They don't show well because the angle of the sun illuminates those diagonals very evenly, and so they seem to disappear unless you do some close inspection.
 
The "Original" resolution image can be viewed at the link below.
 
 
 
You might have to click on the image in some browsers before you can see the image at its full resolution.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:37 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?

The picture is on the Central of Georgia and the gondola in question has about half of one side with diagonals and the other without:

 

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1944-Columbus-Georgia/i-jDSR4g2/A 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Claus,
 
Good eye.  Now that you’ve brought them to our attention, I can see them too.
 
Does anyone have any thoughts on what looks to be CG 39623 shown to the left of the water tower?  A ventilated boxcar perhaps?
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:28 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?
 
Hi Gary and List Members,
 
If you look at the image at "Original" resolution, one can faintly (very faintly) make out the diagonals on the near half of the car. They don't show well because the angle of the sun illuminates those diagonals very evenly, and so they seem to disappear unless you do some close inspection.
 
The "Original" resolution image can be viewed at the link below.
 
 
 
You might have to click on the image in some browsers before you can see the image at its full resolution.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: gary laakso
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:37 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?
 

The picture is on the Central of Georgia and the gondola in question has about half of one side with diagonals and the other without:

 

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1944-Columbus-Georgia/i-jDSR4g2/A 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Bruce Smith
 

Ralph,

It certainly looks like CG 39623 is a ventilated boxcar, but given the light paint and dark stencil, I think that it might be in company service and not revenue service.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Mar 7, 2019, at 1:50 PM, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:

Hi Claus,
 
Good eye.  Now that you’ve brought them to our attention, I can see them too.
 
Does anyone have any thoughts on what looks to be CG 39623 shown to the left of the water tower?  A ventilated boxcar perhaps?
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
From: Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?
 
Hi Gary and List Members,
 
If you look at the image at "Original" resolution, one can faintly (very faintly) make out the diagonals on the near half of the car. They don't show well because the angle of the sun illuminates those diagonals very evenly, and so they seem to disappear unless you do some close inspection.
 
The "Original" resolution image can be viewed at the link below.
 
 
 
You might have to click on the image in some browsers before you can see the image at its full resolution.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: gary laakso
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:37 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?
 
The picture is on the Central of Georgia and the gondola in question has about half of one side with diagonals and the other without:
 
 
Gary Laakso
Northwest of Mike Brock


Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Bruce,
 
Given its apparent age and the 1944 date for the photo, I suspect you’re right.
 
Thanks for confirming my thoughts on the car type.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Bruce Smith
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:57 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?
 
Ralph,
 
It certainly looks like CG 39623 is a ventilated boxcar, but given the light paint and dark stencil, I think that it might be in company service and not revenue service.
 

Regards

Bruce

 

Bruce F. Smith           

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Mar 7, 2019, at 1:50 PM, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:
 
Hi Claus,
 
Good eye.  Now that you’ve brought them to our attention, I can see them too.
 
Does anyone have any thoughts on what looks to be CG 39623 shown to the left of the water tower?  A ventilated boxcar perhaps?
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
From: Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:28 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?
 
Hi Gary and List Members,
 
If you look at the image at "Original" resolution, one can faintly (very faintly) make out the diagonals on the near half of the car. They don't show well because the angle of the sun illuminates those diagonals very evenly, and so they seem to disappear unless you do some close inspection.
 
The "Original" resolution image can be viewed at the link below.
 
 
 
You might have to click on the image in some browsers before you can see the image at its full resolution.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: gary laakso
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:37 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?
 
The picture is on the Central of Georgia and the gondola in question has about half of one side with diagonals and the other without:
 
 
Gary Laakso
Northwest of Mike Brock
 


Todd Horton
 

Former vent boxcar in M of W service.

Todd Horton


On Thursday, March 7, 2019, 2:50:44 PM EST, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:


Hi Claus,
 
Good eye.  Now that you’ve brought them to our attention, I can see them too.
 
Does anyone have any thoughts on what looks to be CG 39623 shown to the left of the water tower?  A ventilated boxcar perhaps?
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
From: Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:28 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?
 
Hi Gary and List Members,
 
If you look at the image at "Original" resolution, one can faintly (very faintly) make out the diagonals on the near half of the car. They don't show well because the angle of the sun illuminates those diagonals very evenly, and so they seem to disappear unless you do some close inspection.
 
The "Original" resolution image can be viewed at the link below.
 
 
 
You might have to click on the image in some browsers before you can see the image at its full resolution.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: gary laakso
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:37 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?
 

The picture is on the Central of Georgia and the gondola in question has about half of one side with diagonals and the other without:

 

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1944-Columbus-Georgia/i-jDSR4g2/A 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


John Hagen <sprinthag@...>
 

Claus,

I see them also. Faintly, likely due to them fully catching the sunlight, but they are there.

John Hagen

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Todd Horton via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 4:01 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?

 

Former vent boxcar in M of W service.

 

Todd Horton

 

 

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, 2:50:44 PM EST, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Claus,

 

Good eye.  Now that you’ve brought them to our attention, I can see them too.

 

Does anyone have any thoughts on what looks to be CG 39623 shown to the left of the water tower?  A ventilated boxcar perhaps?

 

Pax,

 

 

Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com

 

From: Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)

Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:28 PM

Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?

 

Hi Gary and List Members,

 

If you look at the image at "Original" resolution, one can faintly (very faintly) make out the diagonals on the near half of the car. They don't show well because the angle of the sun illuminates those diagonals very evenly, and so they seem to disappear unless you do some close inspection.

 

The "Original" resolution image can be viewed at the link below.

 

 

 

You might have to click on the image in some browsers before you can see the image at its full resolution.

 

Claus Schlund

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: gary laakso

Sent: Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:37 PM

Subject: [RealSTMFC] Can Anyone identify the gondola coupled to the MP blister sided gondola?

 

The picture is on the Central of Georgia and the gondola in question has about half of one side with diagonals and the other without:

 

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1944-Columbus-Georgia/i-jDSR4g2/A 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


golden1014
 

It looks like an IC car to me, Gary.  The indented Murphy ends are the giveaway.

John Golden