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  1. 1937 CPR gondola

    1937 CPR gondola

    Lots of old junk comes through Sutherland in the form of MOW gondolas - I've seen 1950's and 40's build dates, but 1937 is a new record. My grandma was 1 years old when this thing was built, and its still rolling! Unlike the other MOW gondolas I've seen, this one is sadly not original paint...
  2. Radio towers?

    Radio towers?

    I've seen these loads on CN before, ussually travelling in a CN gondola.
  3. Size matters

    Size matters

    Compared to just about anything - hoppers, center-beams, single-stack IMS cars, boxcars, autoracks, etc. gondolas are ussually the smallest. Yet all it takes is a comparison to a human being to see how big they actually are! The gon is loaded with somekind of wooden supports. Note the yellow...
  4. HERZOG gondola

    HERZOG gondola

    A mixed freight passes through Billings past the Quality Inn on its way to MRL's Laurel yard. I happened to get a pic. of this HERZOG high-sided gondola.
  5. unit gondola train

    unit gondola train

    A CSX freight comprised of 75 empty gondolas passes through Conshohocken, PA on the old Reading mainline.
  6. A 4th of july present from the US: My first Swoosh!

    A 4th of july present from the US: My first Swoosh!

    A New BNSF Gondola rolls passed Riverview on a decently long manifest. I've heard about these, but I never thought I'd ever see one!
  7. Ex-CP woodchip car

    Ex-CP woodchip car

    Built in 1968, it was a 52' gondola before CP decided to upgrade it to a woodchip car sometime in its life. In 1999 most of the series was retired, but a couple remained in MOW service. Don't remember where I read this, but apparently its used to transport ties for CP so that they can be sold...
  8. One Lonely Gondola

    One Lonely Gondola

    A lonely Norfolk Southern gondola waits on the Alliance siding!
  9. SOO variety

    SOO variety

    Three Different SOO gondolas, one with WC reporting marks for some reason. That one was caught on CN's mainline, the others were seen at CP's main station. All shot in Winnipeg in 2004. Just though I'd try something different then the usual rolling stock rosters.
  10. Tank that's half gon

    Tank that's half gon

    Scrapyards with rail connections often end up using some of the railroad equipment sent to them for scrapping. Gondolas for moving scrap around the yard are probably the most common...even if they weren't gondolas to begin with! Here's the bottom half of GCTX tank car 113098 serving out its...
  11. MoPac Gravel Gon

    MoPac Gravel Gon

    A treatment of a rough and tumble but very functional Missouri Pacific gravel gondola.

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