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Date: 04/02/19 17:53
VLI stainless steel gondolas (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, VLI has a nice model of stainless steel gondolas made in Brazil by Randon. They were built for coal, slag and phosphate rock. 
Three pics of mine done here in town in different dates.


Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways








Date: 04/02/19 20:59
Re: VLI stainless steel gondolas (Brazil)
Author: usmc1401

Could be a new beet rack design. Just add wood extensions and standard gauge trucks.



Date: 04/03/19 21:20
Re: VLI stainless steel gondolas (Brazil)
Author: ts1457

Thanks for posting. Interesting!

Why stainless?



Date: 04/04/19 03:27
Re: VLI stainless steel gondolas (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

It is lighter and more resistant to abrasion.

ts1457 Wrote:
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> Thanks for posting. Interesting!
>
> Why stainless?

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 04/04/19 19:31
Re: VLI stainless steel gondolas (Brazil)
Author: ts1457

pedrop Wrote:
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> It is lighter and more resistant to abrasion.

Thanks. Maybe my mind is failing me, but I am having difficulty in recalling any stainless steel freight cars in the USA. Of course, passenger cars are a different matter.



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