Photo: Erie Gondola With Large Wood Beam Load (1907)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Erie Gondola With Large Wood Beam Load (1907)

Photo from the Indiana Historical Society:

https://images.indianahistory.org/digital/collection/DC002/id/189/rec/31

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Description:  

“Open-topped freight cars loaded with wood at Talge Mahogany Co., with railroad tracks in the foreground.  Stacks of wood are in the background.”

Gondola appears to have hopper doors.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Schuyler Larrabee
 

List:

 

I was unaware of a 52000 series gon for the ERIE prior to this photo.  Looking at my 1916 and 1920 ORERs I find that this was one a class of (presumably) 1000 cars 52000-52999.  IL 40’ IW 9’-5 5/8” IH 4’-2”  Length OA 41’Height OA 7’-5” 1706 Cu Ft capy 100,000 lb.

 

In 1916 there were 906 cars left in the series; in 1920, 994.

 

Class HT, hopper bottoms as Bob noted.

 

Schuyler

 

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Photo: Erie Gondola With Large Wood Beam Load (1907)

Photo from the Indiana Historical Society:

https://images.indianahistory.org/digital/collection/DC002/id/189/rec/31

Click on the arrows and scroll to enlarge.

Description:       

“Open-topped freight cars loaded with wood at Talge Mahogany Co., with railroad tracks in the foreground.  Stacks of wood are in the background.”

Gondola appears to have hopper doors.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Steve and Barb Hile
 

The series Erie 52000-52999 was built by Standard Steel Car Company in 1904.

 

Keith Retterer has a builder’s photo of 52000 in his collection of SSC builder’s photo.

 

Steve Hile

 

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I was unaware of a 52000 series gon for the ERIE prior to this photo.  Looking at my 1916 and 1920 ORERs I find that this was one a class of (presumably) 1000 cars 52000-52999.  IL 40’ IW 9’-5 5/8” IH 4’-2”  Length OA 41’Height OA 7’-5” 1706 Cu Ft capy 100,000 lb.

 

In 1916 there were 906 cars left in the series; in 1920, 994.

 

Class HT, hopper bottoms as Bob noted.

 

Schuyler

 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Erie Gondola With Large Wood Beam Load (1907)

 

Photo: Erie Gondola With Large Wood Beam Load (1907)

Photo from the Indiana Historical Society:

https://images.indianahistory.org/digital/collection/DC002/id/189/rec/31

Click on the arrows and scroll to enlarge.

Description:       

“Open-topped freight cars loaded with wood at Talge Mahogany Co., with railroad tracks in the foreground.  Stacks of wood are in the background.”

Gondola appears to have hopper doors.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks, Steve.

 

Schuyler

 

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The series Erie 52000-52999 was built by Standard Steel Car Company in 1904.

 

Keith Retterer has a builder’s photo of 52000 in his collection of SSC builder’s photo.

 

Steve Hile

 

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I was unaware of a 52000 series gon for the ERIE prior to this photo.  Looking at my 1916 and 1920 ORERs I find that this was one a class of (presumably) 1000 cars 52000-52999.  IL 40’ IW 9’-5 5/8” IH 4’-2”  Length OA 41’Height OA 7’-5” 1706 Cu Ft capy 100,000 lb.

 

In 1916 there were 906 cars left in the series; in 1920, 994.

 

Class HT, hopper bottoms as Bob noted.

 

Schuyler

 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Erie Gondola With Large Wood Beam Load (1907)

 

Photo: Erie Gondola With Large Wood Beam Load (1907)

Photo from the Indiana Historical Society:

https://images.indianahistory.org/digital/collection/DC002/id/189/rec/31

Click on the arrows and scroll to enlarge.

Description:       

“Open-topped freight cars loaded with wood at Talge Mahogany Co., with railroad tracks in the foreground.  Stacks of wood are in the background.”

Gondola appears to have hopper doors.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA