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Vehicle - Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - 52 Foot 6 Inch, Mill

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Name Gondola, 52 Foot 6 Inch, Mill
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Rolling Stock (Freight)
SubType Gondola
Variety 52 Foot 6 Inch, Mill
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era IV: 2nd Gen Diesel (1958 - 1978)



History: Mill gondolas are primarily used for steel mill products, including metal beams, pipe, coiled steel, scrap, wire and other finished mill products. Their drop end enabled them to carry items longer than the car itself (usually with idler flatcars on either side).
Through the 1950's most gondolas were 50-Ton cars; it grew to 70-Ton in the 1960's. From 1960's on, Thrall became a major builder of gondolas. Other builders included Pullman-Standard, Greenville, Bethlehem, Ortner, Evans/SIECO and Trinity.
These gondolas are still offered nowadays by major builders such as Greenbier or TrinityRail.

Text adapted from Jeff Wilson's "Modern Freight Cars" (Kalmbach Media).

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Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Rail - Rolling Stock (Freight) - Gondola - 52 Foot 6 Inch, Mill
Item created by: Alain LM on 2020-02-15 03:06:02. Last edited by Alain LM on 2020-02-15 03:16:07

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