RC&G 300 series
The RC&G is primarily a coal hauler so the most numerous cars in the fleet are hoppers. There are five different types on the line.
first three of these are wooden cars as described below. As these
are mostly obsolete and only a few remain on the roster they are
numbered in the 300-319 series.
oldest are wooden cars similar to wooden cars used in the early days
by the EBT. These are Aristo Delton classics cars that have been
painted and lettered for the RC&G. These are primarily used for
hauling coal to company owned coal users such as the power plant and
coal dock for fueling locomotives. These are also used for
maintenance of way.
Next are wooden cars based on the Hancock and Calumet cars which were purchased and upgraded by the EBT. These will be scratch built and used to supply smaller privately owned online users.
The next type are again wooded cars based on the wooden hoppers used by the ET&WCN Railroad. These will also be scratch built and be used for smaller privately owned online users.
up are steel two bay hoppers (numbered 320-329) based on the early
EBT hoppers. These are modified Bachmann three bay cars that have
been shortened by one bay and some additional detail added before
being painted and lettered for the RC&G. These also have their
trucks moved outward and have the Aristo Delton style archbar
trucks. The three photos below illustrate these.