Rolling Stock: Steel Coil Cars (Part 2) Covered Gondolas

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Here’s what these cars look like without the hoods

CR 601844 GONDOLA Coil Steel Loading Only Railcar Conrail Gondola Rail Car NS Norfolk Southern Railroad Brosnan Rail Yard Macon Georgia

Just like their sub-types that we learned about in Part 1, steel coil cars are gondola cars that protect valuable steel coils and/or sensitive metal cargo from the elements and foreign objects. And just like their descendants, each car is equipped with a hood and/or hoods to cover the load.

Rolling Stock: Steel Coil Cars (Part 2) Covered Gondolas

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