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D&RGW GB #55539 [DRGW Equipment PA]

drgw55539_01.jpg: DRGW 55539

This D&RGW gondola car is found at Monte Vista, Colorado.

According to Rio Grande Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment (MSCG), 55500 – 55549 series cars were built in 1968 by Bethlehem Steel Car. It has improved Dreadnaught fixed ends. AX- prefix indicates that this car was in company service.


D&RGW 55500 – 55549 series Gondola Cars
The Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER) for July 1974 shows the group with 50 cars in place, described as follows:

AAR Designation GB and description “Gond., Stl. Flat Bottom, Solid End”.

The inside length of these cars is 52 feet 6 inches, inside width 9 feet 6 inches, inside height 3 feet 6 inches, outside length 57 feet, extreme height 7 feet 1 inch and capacity 1746 cubic feet or 154,000 pounds.

All photos are taken on Sep. 6, 2017

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このRio Grandeオリジナルの表記を保つ貨車は、コロラド州Monte Vistaの町で見つけた。1968年Bethlehem Steel製、D&RGW 55500 – 55549 series GBの内の1両である。こちらの妻板は非可動。

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