LOT 377 G GONDOLAS

70 Ton 46′ USRA gondola cars, NYC Lot 377 G (Pressed Steel Car, 1919), are used in ash service at Fillmore Avenue Roundhouse.  By 1942 any original cars were quite elderly and would be soon rebuilt as their brethren had been since 1937.

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These models are from Walthers.  I modified them by adding Kadee semi-scale wheels, Sergent couplers, Cal Scale air hoses, and removable loads.  I chose to keep them in the as-built condition, but with the LCL container stencilling removed (a number of these cars were converted to an early version of intermodal service in 1921).

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In 1936 New York Central Lines became New York Central System; the well-known heralds changing appropriately.  I opted to keep the Lines logo to represent older cars nearing rebuilding.

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