Extra Data for Kit 17.0
New York Central 50' steel gondola
The NYC installed 1000 of these 70-ton gondolas in 1929 as Lot 591-G. They were built by the Pressed Steel Car Company in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. The cars were originally in the 324000-324999 series and had steel floors and drop-doors. These were the first 50' all-steel gondolas on the NYC and pre-dated the AAR gondola designs.
By 1945, 712 cars had been rebuilt with wood floors and the drop-door hardware was removed. They were renumbered into the 751000-751999 series. This kit reflects these changes and the renumbering.
Our kit is a one-piece carbody to ease assembly. Kits include Tichy Train Group brake hardware, Tahoe Model Works #110 ACF 70-ton A-3 truck sideframes, and Precision Design Company decals. Couplers are not included.