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ljudice

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Gondola Question
« on: April 05, 2010, 06:15:09 PM »
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First thought these looked like those CP only gons Exactrail is doing, but evidentally not so...

However, it is interesting that they share those odd inset trucks...


http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=293729
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GaryHinshaw

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Re: Gondola Question
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 07:32:27 PM »
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Neat pic.  What's your question?  ;)

ljudice

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Re: Gondola Question
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 07:50:36 PM »
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What's the point of the inset trucks???  Some sort of clearance or weight distribution issue???

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Re: Gondola Question
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 08:07:28 AM »
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Most likely both. Some of the industries these gons serve have tight clearances. Plus, you have a higher side 65' Gon and most loads that gondola's carry are pretty heavy, so have the wheels inset a little farther in may add to the stability of the loaded car.