Were there any silver with red lettering covered gondolas?

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As you all probably know; Athearn has made a silver colored 50 ft covered gondola with red letters in SR for many years. Is this paint scheme a prototypical one? It looks very good and is similar to one used on the bathtub coal gondolas SR used in the 60's. Please drop us a line and let us know.

Many thanks,

Joe Rose

-- Joseph E. Rose (jerose@dellnet.com), February 10, 2000


The Southern never had any silver (aluminum) covered gons. The only aluminum gons were the Silversides built in 1960 for coal service. Incidentally, they were not "bathtub" gons.

-- Richard Fisher (gladhand@erols.com), May 27, 2000.

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