The pick up trucks of the railroad. Gondolas
some of the most beat up pieces of rolling stock around.
They were used to haul just about anything that didn't need
protection from the elements. Chessie
a wide variety of paint jobs for gondolas. Predecessor
B&O and C&O ones were black with white markings.
WM were red with white markings. Chessie ones were black
with yellow markings. Also, Chessie (both
B&O and C&O) bought second hand Railgon
gondolas. Instead of fully repainting them, they just
A few small classes of
gondolas were outfitted with covers and one is modeled here. All three
roads had a few of these type of gons.
Below are the ones
I have done so far. Adding a little dirt and junk into the
of your gondolas will make them look much more prototypical.
They never get fully cleaned out between uses. There are
also many good prototypical loads
available to fit in these gons.
Listed here in numerical order by class are my
G-05 Class (C&O 218850-218949)
C&O 218888 (Purchased as a
C&O 218949 (Purchased as a deocrated
G-08A Class (C&O 31800-32199)
C&O 31811 (Stripped, custom painted and decaled by me.)
G-17 Class (C&O 37300-37499)
C&O 37345 (Stripped, custom painted and decaled by
G-26 Class (B&O 367000-367499, C&O
Chessie B&O 367259 (Purchased as a decorated kit at a
G-39 Class (WM 58001-58075, 58151-58190)
WM 58074 (Custom painted
and decaled by me.)
G-40A Class (WM 54951-54960)
WM 54955 (Customer painted and decaled by me with scrach built
G-43 Class (B&O 356500-357599)
B&O 357201 (Custom painted and decaled by me)
G-45 Class (B&O 350000-350999, C&O 351000-351499)
B&O 350232 (Purchased as a decorated kit)
B&O 350477 (Purchased as a
decorated kit, but I renumbered to a real B&O road number)