locked Re: SOU 42' Gondola Questions
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No, Sou 992987 (according to the SR MoW records) is one of the high side gons built by Mt. VernonCar Co. in 1943. I’m sure the info is someplace but I cannot locate the car’s revenue road number.
The all steel drop bottom “DB” and double drop bottom “DDB” “coal cars” of the earlier period did not hold up well because their steel could not handle the acid from coal. The Southern went through a series of all steel gons then shifted to composite cars before returning to all steel gons. Few cars from the teens and twenties (incl USRA types) were rebuilt because they were twenty-ish years old when the depression made most any kind of cars unnecessary.
On Apr 24, 2021, at 10:46 AM, TIM ANDREWS <ANDREWSTIM@...> wrote:
Could this be a similar car?
Photo was made January 10, 2020 in Chattanooga
On Friday, April 23, 2021, 11:31:34 PM EDT, David Friedlander <davidjfriedlander@...> wrote:
Thank you for helping me with that information. Glad to see the other model is numbered correctly after all. I'll have to think about what I want to do and either paint it similarly and weather it in rough shape, or possibly make some mods to it and/or just letter it in and Gothic and put it into MoW service with ties, tieplates, or rail.
Two questions if you don't mind me asking:
1. What source is Bob's Photo's? Is that someone on here, a photograph store, or similar?
2. By door locks, do you mean the ratcheting mechanisms on either side of the carbody?
On Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 11:14 AM William Harley via groups.io <email@example.com> wrote: