HO-Scale Early LCL Container, Carload for USRA 46" Mill Gondola (NYC/PMcK&Y/P&LE)
Westerfield Models Resin Kit
Westerfield Stock # 8193
Operating Era: 1916-1975. Pennsylvania RR, New York Central,
Baltimore & Ohio, Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny,
Reading, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie. USRA ordered 4,500 46' mill
gondolas for B&O, Reading, NYC (including PMcK&Y) and PRR.
The cars were based on the W&LE design of 1916 but with wood floors
because of war
Like the other USRA designs, several railroads adopted it as their
standard car of the 1920's.
B&O, Reading and NYC ordered thousands of the cars. These containers were used in the early 20th Century. This system of container cars was inaugurated by the NYC in 1922. The
containers were steel boxes and six to nine were loaded in steel
gondolas. The containers allowed shippers to avoid the expense of
boxing or crating their merchandise but afforded the same protection. Non-members price is $26.00. NYCSHS Members Price $23.40.
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