G-50-5 Gondolas

A roster of the G-50-5 class gondolas is provided as follows:

	H&TC 40700-40799

These 40'-4" drop-bottom, steel gondolas were all built to the same basic design by Bettendorf in 1913 and featured 1705/1490 ft3 capacity. In 1921, thirty-nine of these cars were transferred from the H&TC to the GH&SA as their 41450-41490. They retained these numbers when re-stenciled as T&NO cars in the 1930's. Only eight of the original 100 cars survived to 1945 and thus were not incluced in the system re-numbering program of the mid-50's and early 60's. These cars were particularly camera shy as not even Tony Thompson was able to locate a photo of one for his book Southern Pacific Freight Cars Vol I.

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