Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

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Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:56 pm

I was driving south on I-787 past CP's Kenwood Yard (formerly D&H) and between the break of tank cars and the CP northbound mixed freight being put together I spotted alone by itself a pink gondola. It didn't appear to have any markings, and the pink was the color that sort of reminded me of the Lionel "Girls" train. It may have been a red CP gondola that faded badly, but it looked in decent shape (from the few seconds I could see it) and I didn't see a lot of rust so I am not sure.

Anybody know anything about it? Thanks.
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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby BR&P » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:59 pm

Probably stenciled with a ribbon, and the slogan "Let's make breast cancer gon for good!"

FWIW, PH&D used to have pink cabooses. Maybe they used to be red and faded, but when I saw them, they were pink!
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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby C2629 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:50 pm

This is not a breast cancer support car nor is it a gon, but it is pink. Train was 37T at Dale NY, June 2015. Years gone by there were also a bunch of larger covered hoppers from a grain outfit in the Midwest that were pink. I think they were Klimmee or something like that.
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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby BR&P » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:54 pm

"HWCX" - that's Halliburton I believe. Car must be almost new, the vandals have not messed it up yet.
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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby ANDY117 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:46 pm

It sounds like the CP wheelset gondola that was painted in Binghamton a few years back. It's a D&H car, I just can't remember the number at the moment. It has a small pink ribbon on the sides as well as the reporting marks.
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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby J.D. Lang » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:13 am

Sullivan scrap in Holyoke Mass, has/had some pink trash hoppers for breast cancer awareness. Maybe one of theirs.

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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby ExCon90 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:11 pm

BR&P rates a gold star for "gon for good."
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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby CPSmith » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:40 pm

Pink gondola? D&H: "...hold my beer ..."
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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby docsteve » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:06 pm

The Pink Gondola is still in Kenwood: looks like it's on the cripple track.
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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby BR&P » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:25 pm

CPSmith wrote:Pink gondola? D&H: "...hold my beer ..."


The shop men at the D&H
Had too much to drink
Anything not out of reach
Soon was painted pink

Someone started with a gon
Another went one better
And once the game was fairly on
They finished with a spreader!

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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby CP4743 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:41 pm

docsteve wrote:The Pink Gondola is still in Kenwood: looks like it's on the cripple track.


As was stated, this is the wheel gon. Yes, I too saw it on the rip tracks last night. Must have brought wheels into Kenwood.

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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:54 pm

I hope it is around Saturday. I will drive down in the morning and try and get a couple of shots.
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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:39 am

I got down to Kenwood yesterday and was able to take a couple of pictures of the car. They are on my blog.
http://dandhcoloniemain.blogspot.com/20 ... 38028.html

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Re: Pink gondola in Kenwood Yard (Albany)

Postby TSTII » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:04 pm

No idea why but this old folk traditionalist railfan actually finds these pink cars attractive :P
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