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Former NYC 628300 40' gondola built in 5-25. The NYC rebuilt these between 1951-54.
Location: Allentown, PA   5-97
Photo Online: June 12, 1999
CR 46216
CR 46216
Lon Godshall (55K)

Pulling track gang service with a tie grabber on board.
Location: Reading, PA   199?
Photo Online: June 12, 1999
CR 54995
CR 54995
Lon Godshall (51K)

Former PRR 613784. Built 5-51.
Location: Allentown, PA   1998
Photo Online: February 18, 1999
CR 55267 G31A
CR 55267 G31A
Lon Godshall (42K)

Another MoW gondola.
Location: Latrobe, PA   7-89
Photo Online: July 17, 1998
CR 55567
CR 55567 G46
Rick Topeka (56K)

Former RDG gondola. RDG 30400-30549. Built 10-65.
Location: Allentown, PA   1998
Photo Online: February 18, 1999
CR 55601 GHt
CR 55601 GHt
Lon Godshall (51K)

Former PRR 442581 mill gondola in the gray scheme.
Location: Allentown, PA   2-97
Photo Online: June 12, 1999
CR 56211 G44
CR 56211 G44
Lon Godshall (58K)

Repainted into the Quality scheme.
Location: Gutherie, KY   4-00
Photo Online: July 13, 2000
CR 56400
CR 56400
Mark Nolan (90K)

Officially termed by Conrail a "Panelized Turnout Carrier," these are gondolas that transport pre-made switches from the manufacturer to work sites. Hey...even Conrail uses snap track! Think we'd find the Atlas logo on those switches?
Location: Temple, PA   1994
Photo Online: July 17, 1998
CR 64949 G26S
CR 64949 G26S
Robert Waller (62K)

Another Panelized Turnout Carrier. This was a former PC unit still in PC paint and markings. CR simply painted out the PC and never bothered to put any CR marks on it! Fascinating.
Location: Allentown, PA   9-98
Photo Online: June 12, 1999
CR 64997 G26S
CR 64997 G26S
Lon Godshall (63K)

Former PRR gondola pressed into MoW service designated by the yellow end.
Location: Allentown, PA   3-95
Photo Online: June 12, 1999
CR 66313
CR 66313 G37
Lon Godshall (52K)

Former Reading Company gondola displaying a quickie MoW scheme.
Location: Latrobe, PA   7-89
Photo Online: July 17, 1998
CR 66372
CR 66372
Rick Topeka (51K)


Penn Central:

Some curious marking on this car--notice the 'RDG Co. Idler' sprayed on the right end?
Location: Abrams, PA   199?
Photo Online: June 12, 1999
PC 35704 829G
PC 35704 829G
Lon Godshall (46K)


Reading Company:

Reading Company version of switch gondola.
Location: Old freight terminal (Reading, PA)   1979
Photo Online: September 4, 1998
RDG 96332
RDG 96332
Robert Waller (59K)

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