lettering for South Buffalo’s Greenville gondolas - 1949 scheme
The South Bualo Railway (together with the Patapsco & Back Rivers Railroad) was a 5 1/2 mile long switching railroad owned by Bethlehem Steel to switch
cars around Bethlehem’s Sparrows Point, Maryland steel mill. It delivered steel products in an interchange with the Pennsylvania at Gray’s Station and car oats
of the Baltimore & Ohio and Western Maryland at Sparrows Point, as well as bringing supplies in.
In December 1949, the PBR received 50, 52’-6” Greenville design 70-Ton Drop-End Gondola Cars from Bethlehem Steel under order number DF 142, as Series
200-249. SB 246 builder’s photos with an in-service photo below showing SB 249 reweighed at I.C.’s McComb shops in November 1957.
Paint & Lettering: When delivered cars were painted a bright red oxide. Lettering was Armour Yellow in a san-serif design.
For a more comprehensive understanding of these cars, refer to Ed Hawkins/Pat Wider RP CYC Series, Vol 3, pages 52-67.
Model is Protocraft PC-3607
Decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals
Printed by Microscale Industries
Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet