Lehigh Valley GATC 2600
Airslide Covered Hoppers:
I have released 4 different Lehigh Valley Airslide Covered Hopper sets. What's the difference between them? I am glad you asked. Read on:
GA-23 Lehigh Valley GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hoppers 1957+ (2 Cars) $8.00
GA-24 Lehigh Valley GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hopper 1963+ (1 Car) $6.00
GA-25 Lehigh Valley GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hopper Repaint 1973+ (1 Car) $6.00
GA-26 Lehigh Valley GATC 2600 Late Airslide Covered Hopper 1966+ (1 Car) $6.00
GA-23 letters 2 cars in the 1957 Delivery scheme. These cars were originally leased from GATC, so they carry GACX initials. The cars have gray bodies and ends, and have black bays/centersills between the bolsters.
GA-24 letters 1 car in the 1963 Delivery scheme. These cars were purchased new from GATC in 1963 by the LV. The cars have white bodies and ends, and black bays/centersills between the bolsters.
GA-25 letters 1 car in the 1973 repaint scheme. The subject car is is an example of one of the 1963 white cars that has been repainted. This scheme has a gray body and ends, with a black bay/centersill between the bolsters.
GA-26 letters the single car 1966 order. This is a "late" body Airslide, the only example that the LV rostered. A photo of this car can be found in John Henderson's "Classic Freight Cars The Series, Vol 4" This car has a gray body and ends, with a black bay/centersill between the bolsters.
Looking for more Lehigh Valley airslide information and
photos? Check out "Flags Diamonds and Statues, Vol 11,
No3" from the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society. This
issue has a six page article with some additional photos of the
LV Airslide fleet.
Lettering diagrams are included with the decal sets..
All sets are available in HO Scale.
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