Chesapeake & Ohio High-side Gondola
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This version of the high-sided gondola has the radial heap shields. The third photo shows a close-up of the ends included in this version of the kit.

1,000 of these were built in 1936 and another 1,000 were built in 1937. These 2,000 cars continued C&O's building of their fleet of high-side gondolas. Used primarily for hauling coal, they were also used as general gondolas hauling many types of loads. The last of these gondolas were scrapped in the 1980s. The cars were 40 feet long, weighed 50 tons, and had 5-foot high sides. The unique shape of the ends allowed for maximum coal loads.

The kit consists of a cast resin frame and sides, a cast resin inner floor, and cast resin ends. Included are a lead weight, grab irons, brake details, and several other details. Decals for both early and late schemes are also included. The kit does not come with trucks or couplers.
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