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[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Weathered NKP gondolas


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Doug;

 

I agree with Eric. The only things they would NOT usually haul were hot slabs and coils!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:03 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Weathered NKP gondolas

 

Thanks, Doug!

 

To answer your question, gondolas could haul anything that fits. A few images of these NKP gondolas show them with aggregate loads, possibly gravel or sand. But they could haul steel plate and steel shapes that were less than 40-feet in length. Crated or tarp-covered loads from manufacturers are another possibility. Rough cut lumber is another option.

 

These cars could wander, too. They were not restricted to NKP rails.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Doug Polinder via groups.io
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 11:14 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Weathered NKP gondolas

 

Those are fabulous, Eric.  The only things I know about NKP are from Emery Gulash's 1960s video footage and Tony Koester's articles on his own layout.  What might these have hauled?  

Doug Polinder
Lowell MI and Poquoson VA