Re: TADX reporting marks - was SHPX 13141 help

Thomas Birkett

My ORER of Jan 1947 (TADX last revised Oct 1945) shows 8 cars as being
active: 1002, 1006, 1010, 1012, 1019, 1021, 1031 and 1032.

Leasing practices varied depending on the financial arrangements but I would
expect that the reporting marks were simply painted out and the new ones

Tom Birkett

Bartlesville, OK

From: [] On Behalf Of
Peter Ness
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2011 7:43 PM
Subject: [STMFC] TADX reporting marks - was SHPX 13141 help

Well, the research continues on T.A.D. Jones tank cars; a fellow New Haven
modeler reports The 1943 Official Railway Equipment register lists T.A.D.
Jones cars as marked "T.A.D. Jones & Co. Inc. ----" and "T.A.D.X. ----" with
numbering in the 1001 to 1032 series, with some gaps, for a total of 24
cars. All listed as 8,000 gallons, TM classification. "Report movements and
mileage, send bills for repairs and make remittances to T.A.D. Jones & Co.,
Inc.. owner (shipper), care of Shippers Car Line Corporation, 30 Church St.,
New York, NY" as of Jan '43.

My 1959 ORER has no listing for TADX, so I am putting out a request for
those with ORER's between '43 and '59 to possibly help determine when the
ownership ceased amd leasing began. I'm guessing that perhaps when the cars
began to be leased that the same cars previously identified with TADX
reporting marks were re-stenciled with SHPX marks. This would have allowed
cars that were already painted with the T.A.D. Jones logo to retain the
herald. Then again, I am not well versed in leasing practices, particularly
a transition from ownership to leasing, so maybe an entire new batch of
tanks was delivered to T.A.D. Jones and the logo was applied to the new

I'd appreciate any information that turns up on TADX cars.

Best regards,

----- Original Message -----
From: Ed Hawkins
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] SHPX 13141 help

On Sep 27, 2011, at 4:05 PM, Peter Ness wrote:

Is there a resource for finding out to whom SHPX cars were assigned
in the 1950's? I've got a couple of leads I can follow up with on US
Rubber, but that darned herald on the tank car is driving me batty!
Unfortunately I know of no source providing any lessee history on SHPX
tank cars other than original lessees, which are specified in the ACF
bill of materials (cars built from 1931 to 1952). In the case of lot
2141A, apparently all 53 cars were originally placed in pool service as
there are no lessee data specified in the bill of materials.
Ed Hawkins

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