SOU composite gon and second with a MISSOURI PACIFIC LINES herald in 1928


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
A SOU composite gon and second with a MISSOURI PACIFIC LINES herald in 1928 Beaumont Lumber Mill, both with log loads
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


David
 

The Southern car is not a USRA composite gon as one might expect, but a composite rebuild of Southern's first generation of all-steel gondolas.

David Thompson


mopacfirst
 

A possible candidate for the MP Lines car is the 68001-70500 series, AC&F 1916, lot 8217, with 36' IL, height to top of side 9'-5" (relatively tall, to give it a cuft of 1738), archbar trucks.  The diagram shows the same number and spacing of side stakes, but the diagram shows some diagonal strapping that does not appear to be present on the car in the photo.  The stakes are noted as 1/4" pressed steel.

Ron Merrick