The Pennsy Modeler

In order to portray Pennsylvania Railroad and interchange partners as accurately as possible, this blog contains articles which are essentially notes to myself, but are shared should the community desire the same information.

Articles are sorted by modification date, so if an existing article receives an update it will be presented at the top of the list again.

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440px Koppers logo.svgKoppers is a global chemical and materials company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States in an art-deco 1920s skyscraper, the Koppers Tower.

Koppers is an integrated global producer of carbon compounds, chemicals, and treated wood products for the aluminum, railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber, steel, residential lumber, and agriculture industries. It serves customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China, and Europe.Koppers is an integrated global producer of carbon compounds, chemicals, and treated wood products for the aluminum, railroad, specialty chemical, utility, rubber, steel, residential lumber, and agriculture industries. It serves customers through a comprehensive global manufacturing and distribution network with facilities located in North America, South America, Australasia, China, and Europe.

Koppers operates three principal businesses: Performance Chemicals, Railroad and Utility Products and Services, and Carbon Materials and Chemicals.

Gulf States Creosoting Company

Known correct for 1929:

Intermountain

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deeprocklogoDeep Rock Oil and Gas (reporting mark DRX).

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Southern Pacific Lines logoThe Southern Pacific (reporting mark SP) (or Espee from the railroad initials- SP) was a name of multiple American Class I railroads that existed from 1865 to 1998 and all operated in the Western United States. The names that represented the Southern Pacific were Southern Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Companyand Southern Pacific Transportation Company.

The original Southern Pacific began in 1865 as a land holding company. The last incarnation of the Southern Pacific, the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, was founded in 1969 and took over the Southern Pacific system. The Southern Pacific Transportation Company was taken over by the Union Pacific Corporation and merged with their Union Pacific Railroad. The Southern Pacific Transportation Company was the surviving railroad as it absorbed the Union Pacific Railroad and changed its name to "Union Pacific Railroad", the Southern Pacific Transportation Company is now the current incarnation of the Union Pacific Railroad.

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As of December 31, 1950, the following quantities of gondolas were rostered in North America, according to the Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER). These "Top 22" owners represented more than 80 percent of the total.

Railroad Gondola Cars Models1
PRR 38,327 Bowser
Tangent Scale Models
NYC 20,861 InterMountain
Walthers
B&O 14,016 Walthers
SP, T&NO 12,347 InterMountain
MILW 11,333 Walthers
L&N 11,400  
ATSF 10,596 InterMountain
Walthers
P&LE 10,096 Walthers
SOU 9,180 InterMountain
CB&Q 8,881 InterMountain
MP Lines 7,225 InterMountain
C&O 7,202 InterMountain
RDG 6,857 Walthers
NKP, W&LE 6,833 Walthers
IC 6,740  
N&W 6,360  
RI 5,616 Walthers
EJ&E 5,444 Walthers
UP 5,434  
ACL 5,308  
SLSF 5,231  
D&RGW 5,032 Walthers
1Does not reflect "Craftsman" level models, which are available for almost any road. 
Such models are offered by Funaro & Camerlengo, Westerfield Models, and Sunshine.