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Photo: Wabash Gondola 13000

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Wabash Gondola 13000

From the Decatur, IL, Herald & Review archives:

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/herald-review.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/fd/8fd30101-1d09-50bb-bfcc-22400f6f6da3/578e9b1837e00.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C957

Caption: H&R file photo 5-16-1944 Local Wabash car shops have just completed the first of 250 new composite gondola cars and will be busy until after July 1 turning out this order at the rate of about four cars a day. The shops have built about all other types of cars but this is the first composite gondola for them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Bill Welch
 

War Emergency gon available in kit form from Funaro & Camerlengo.

Bill Welch

Tim O'Connor
 


Were these cars painted black, or oxide red, when they were new?

Tim O'Connor


On 12/22/2019 12:25 PM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io wrote:

Photo: Wabash Gondola 13000

From the Decatur, IL, Herald & Review archives:

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/herald-review.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/fd/8fd30101-1d09-50bb-bfcc-22400f6f6da3/578e9b1837e00.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C957

Caption: H&R file photo 5-16-1944 Local Wabash car shops have just completed the first of 250 new composite gondola cars and will be busy until after July 1 turning out this order at the rate of about four cars a day. The shops have built about all other types of cars but this is the first composite gondola for them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Gary Roe
 

Tim,

The painting diagram shows they were No. 10 Red.

gary roe
quincy, illinois




On Sunday, December 22, 2019, 2:15:16 PM CST, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



Were these cars painted black, or oxide red, when they were new?

Tim O'Connor


On 12/22/2019 12:25 PM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io wrote:

Photo: Wabash Gondola 13000

From the Decatur, IL, Herald & Review archives:

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/herald-review.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/fd/8fd30101-1d09-50bb-bfcc-22400f6f6da3/578e9b1837e00.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C957

Caption: H&R file photo 5-16-1944 Local Wabash car shops have just completed the first of 250 new composite gondola cars and will be busy until after July 1 turning out this order at the rate of about four cars a day. The shops have built about all other types of cars but this is the first composite gondola for them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Tim O'Connor
 


Thank you Gary


On 12/23/2019 9:21 AM, Gary Roe wrote:
Tim,

The painting diagram shows they were No. 10 Red.

gary roe
quincy, illinois




On Sunday, December 22, 2019, 2:15:16 PM CST, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



Were these cars painted black, or oxide red, when they were new?

Tim O'Connor


On 12/22/2019 12:25 PM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io wrote:

Photo: Wabash Gondola 13000

From the Decatur, IL, Herald & Review archives:

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/herald-review.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/8/fd/8fd30101-1d09-50bb-bfcc-22400f6f6da3/578e9b1837e00.image.jpg?resize=1200%2C957

Caption: H&R file photo 5-16-1944 Local Wabash car shops have just completed the first of 250 new composite gondola cars and will be busy until after July 1 turning out this order at the rate of about four cars a day. The shops have built about all other types of cars but this is the first composite gondola for them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

G.J. Irwin
 

Thanks for sharing.  I just did a compare to the N Scale Roco aka Atlas First Generation / Roco / Walthers tooling... The 1:160 car is not bad for a model first offered more than fifty years ago, but not a match.  The Roco cars have a short ladder versus grab irons on the right, and exaggerated spacing in the wood sides.

Cheers,
George Irwin