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JanesCustomTrain

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Brand new gondola as delivered to the rail road company ?
« on: October 16, 2019, 01:14:23 AM »
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I have a question about brand new gondolas ex factory or delivered to the railroad company. Do manufacturer paint the gondolas (or open hopper) on the inside or do they arrive already rusty ? Does someone know the answer or can someone supply a picture ? I found 100s of gondola pictures but not a single brand new one. Thank you.

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Re: Brand new gondola as delivered to the rail road company ?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 11:23:32 AM »
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Most new cars are unpainted inside.

http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=atw400539&o=atw
http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=citx300580&o=cefx
http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=citx300582&o=cefx

(The two CITX cars are photographed less than five miles from their birthplace, just fresh off the line. You can see the unpainted steel hasn't even rusted over yet.)
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Re: Brand new gondola as delivered to the rail road company ?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 02:27:05 PM »
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Most new cars are unpainted inside.

Thank you Chris, great info.

Jane
I don't want to start any blasphemous rumors
But I think that God's got a sick sense of humor
And when I die I expect to find Him laughing...