[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] L. C. L. Corporation (Revised)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

Thanks, Jim! Nice pic!

Elden Gatwood

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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] L. C. L. Corporation (Revised)

On 11/7/2019 12:29 PM, Jim Mischke wrote:

In an attempt to be competitive, around 1929, B&O equipped a small
number of O-27 subclass gondolas for LCL merchandise containers for
overnight Pittsburgh - New York merchandise service.   Per B&O memo,
this investment was a "complete waste of money" and the equipment was
removed from service in 1940.   Gondolas were converted back to
original configuration, and containers returned to LCL Corporation.

Between their mostly captive on-line service, overnight runs, and
inactivity, these were ....

-  seldom photographed,
-  not known to go off-line,
-  and laid about at limited locations much of the time,

 ... their modeling possibilities are distressingly narrow.

This story concerns LCL merchandise containers leased from LCL
Corporation.   In contrast, B&O equipped hundreds of gondolas for LCL
bulk containers built by Youngstown Steel for years in service, mainly
hauling dolomite for steelmaking, based around Brunswick Maryland and
headed for eastern steel mills.   LCL Corporation was not involved.

*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*