This title has been long out of print but Arizona Hobbies has been able to secure some remaining inventory in new condition.
The gondola was a type of car critical to the steel industry, whose tremendous volume of traffic enabled the railroad to earn the nickname, The Little Giant. Used to haul raw materials to, move semi-finished products between plants, and finally to deliver finished products to customers.
The book is primarily based on original company documentation and interviews with former P&LE managers. This information was supplemented with information gleaned from railroad publications and interviews with historians.
Contents:The Gondolas Role in Steel Manufacturing;The Early Years;The USRA-designed cars;Gondolas over 60 feet in length;Greenville-designed cars;Color Photographs;125-ton Welded Open-top Coil Gondolas;Modern Bulkhead Gondolas;Modern General Service Gondolas;RailGon cars;Gondolas leased to the Montour Railroad;Tables of data.The color section is 8 pages long plus the covers are also in color.
Kahndog Publications, softcover, 80 pages, standard portrait format, Black-and-White photographs plus 8-page Color section.