[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Weathered NKP gondolas
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
I agree with Eric. The only things they would NOT usually haul were hot slabs and coils!
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:03 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Weathered NKP gondolas
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.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
On Behalf Of Doug Polinder via groups.io
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?