Wellsville, Addison & Galeton Railroad
Lionel ® Mill Gondola

 

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Wellsville, Addison & Galeton Lionel ® Mill Gondola

Production Model: Wellsville, Addison & Galeton Lionel ® Mill Gondola, equipped with Lionel ® diecast, combination trucks and couplers.

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Wellsville, Addison & Galeton Railroad Corp.

Lionel ® Mill Gondola

  • TRUE Limited Edition: Only 26 sets = 52 cars were produced.
  • Project date: 3-1998.
  • Was available in 3-rail only.
  • Equipped with Lionel ® diecast, combination trucks and couplers.
  • Sold out -- no longer available.
  • Road numbers issued: 3003, 3005.
  • Custom decorated by Buffalo Creek Graphics, an Authorized LIONEL® Decorator.
  • Oxide Red body.
  • Prototypically accurate white lettering and graphics.
  • TrainResource.com Historical Notes. Also, see below:

 

HISTORICAL NOTES

The Benjamin Smith Scrap Co. was located in south Wellsville, New York, on the west side of the Genesee River (not far from the Sinclair Oil refinery).

There were five of these gons, which the WAG purchased from the Erie-Lackawanna, in order to protect the supply of cars to this important customer. This was because, at the time, the E-L could not be depended upon to supply cars when needed. The cars were interchanged to the E-L on the east side of the Genesee River, so they only ever travelled about one mile on the WAG, per trip.

The former Buffalo and Susquehanna (B&S) bridge over the Genesee is still there today, used as a foot-bridge from the village's park on the river's east bank to the S.U.N.Y. college on the west bank.

As the original B&S main line ran down the west bank of the river, this short spur was nothing more than an interchange track to first the Erie, and then later the Erie-Lackawanna.

Reference: Allegany County, NY - Local History & Genealogy Site

 


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