Shortly after the 1916 ICC mandated Valuation of the railroad the ET&WNC built its first nine 36 foot long gondolas. Used to haul stone, sand, cord-wood, acid wood pulpwood, pipe and road-building materials. The last new 36 foot gondolas were built by the railroad in 1926 At the end of narrow gauge operations, the remaining gondolas had their sides and ends removed to turn them into flats to aid in taking up the rails. No Narrow gauge gondolas were saved unlike a number of boxcars sold off the railroad to private owners for use as storage sheds.
Gondolas were black with white lettering.
Cord-wood racks were boxcar red with white lettering
To complete your model, paint, and decal to your liking.
For a full history on ET&WNC freight cars see Johnny Graybeal’s Along the ET&WNC vol 4/5 (Freight cars) available from Tarheel Press.
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