D&RGW High Side Gondola

D&RGW High Side Gondola

AMS - D&RGW High Side Gondola

Between 1898 and 1906, the American Car & Foundry built 1,301 high side gondolas for the Rio Grande, 32ft long and with a capacity of 25 tons. They fell into 5 classes having slight differences in the height of their sides or the distance between their truck bolsters, and have been rebuilt in 1923 and 1926 by the D&RGW.  They constituted the main body of the gondola fleet until the end of freight operations on the Rio Grande narrow gauge in 1968.


Production in progress, delivery estimated for Q1 2021


  • Specifications

    Scale / Gauge:  1:20.3 / 45 mm
    Construction: Plastic body, Brass casting
    Mini. Radius: 48 in. (1.2 M)
    Length: 21.5 in. (547 mm)
    Width: 4.75 in. (127 mm)
    Height: 5.5 in. (140 mm)


  • Features

    Die-cast trucks
    Metal wheels
    Detailed underbody
    Working couplers
    Brass handrails
    Ladders & corner steps