Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) O-59A “Original 9-1941” Bethlehem 70-Ton Riveted Drop-End Gondola
- Product: Bethlehem 70-Ton Riveted Drop-End Gondola
- Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
- Truck: Tangent ASF 70-Ton Ride Control
- Wheels: CNC-Machined 33″ Wheels
Baltimore & Ohio “Original O-59A 9-1941” is an all new paint scheme for the Tangent Bethlehem 52’6” 70T Gondola. This group of 300 cars was built by BSC and delivered to the B&O in September of 1941. While the B&O rostered over 4,000 of these gondolas total, the paint schemes show interesting variations. By this date, B&O has shifted the Capitol Dome Logo to the right side of the car. Duryea draft gear, riveted steel floors, corrugated ends, and an Ajax brake wheel are all present on the model and correct for this B&O series. Check out the slack adjuster, mounted under the 5th rib on one side of the car – accurate for this specific B&O offering! This car is available in 6 different numbers!
A prototype reference is in the grid of model/prototype photos below.