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Uncataloged Premier O Scale Gondola Cars with Covers Announced

January 27, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive Premier O Scale Gondola Cars with Covers in two different liveries for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Berwyn's Toys & Trains of Berwyn, Illinois. Each gondola will be offered in two different car numbers and available in very limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in April 2022. The cars are only available directly from Berwyn's Toys & Trains for just $74.99 (Plus Freight).

Item No. 20-95540 Burlington Gondola Car w/Cover
Car No. 197754
Pre-Order Price: $74.99 (plus freight)
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Item No. 20-95541 Burlington Gondola Car w/Cover
Car No. 197790
Pre-Order Price: $74.99 (plus freight)
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Item No. 20-95542 Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Gondola Car w/Cover
Car No. 33666
Pre-Order Price: $74.99 (plus freight)
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Item No. 20-95543 Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Gondola Car w/Cover
Car No. 33706
Pre-Order Price: $74.99 (plus freight)
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ABOUT THE GONDOLA CAR WITH COVER On its customer Web site, the Union Pacific Railroad characterizes a gondola as an "extremely sturdy open design" for carrying "rugged unfinished commodities"; its "large flat interior design with sidewalls" is described as "more flexible than a flatcar." These qualities make the modern gondola particularly popular with the steel industry, for transportation of loose materials like scrap metal, waste, coke, and slag as well as finished products like iron or steel plate, pipe, structural steel, and rails for railroad tracks. Our car replicates a 52’ mill gondola, so-called for its popularity with steel mills, and carries a removable load of scrap metal that might be recycled and used to stamp parts for autos, appliances, and a variety of other products.

Other commodities commonly shipped in gondolas include mineral ores, granite slabs, gravel, logs, lumber, railroad ties, and even prefabricated railroad track, also known as "panel track."

The name for these cars actually predates railroads. In the early 1800s, utilitarian flat-bottomed boats with low sides, used to transport the coal down the Potomac River to the Washington D.C. area, were called gondolas as a spoof on the much fancier Venetian gondolas. Similarly shaped coal-carrying cars on early railroads earned the same moniker. As more specialized cars were invented for coal service, the gondola evolved into the general-purpose car it is today.

ORDER DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL OR PHONE FROM:

Berwyn's Toys & Trains
7025 Ogden Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
708.484.4384

www.berwynstoytrains.com
berwynstrains@gmail.com

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