[EXT] [RealSTMFC] C&EI Gondola
From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
While this photo features a PRR 2-10-2 (an N2?), here is a nearly complete, if somewhat grainy, view of a C&EI gondola. I think the number is 94358 from series 92000-9449. There were still seven of these cars in service in 1958.
The car is similar to Caswell gondolas in series 91000-91999, which according to Richard Hendrickson (RMJ, March 2000), the C&EI modernized with steel sides and ends during WWII. He didn't say if the rebuilt cars came from the 92000 series, but that seems a reasonable assumption.
Also note the NYC boxcar immediately behind the tender.
This photo is in my collection, and is undated or otherwise identified, but I suggest it is early 1930s.
Additional comments or clarification would be welcome.
Garth Groff 🦆