Re: Tank Car Id

Rufus Cone

This was functioning as an auxiliary oil tender for the oil burning SP&S
locomotive on this move across non-oil-burning NP territory (to or from
NP Livingston shops, I believe).

If it was an NP car, it would have been built ca 1912 by Pressed Steel Car.

See first entries here for some details on those PS tank cars.

Rufus Cone
Bozeman, MT

On 3/15/2012 11:31 AM, Richard Hendrickson wrote:

On Mar 15, 2012, at 5:58 AM, Bruce F. Smith wrote:
High walkway is obvious as is the narrow center sill. Potentially
an AC&F type 7, most likely in company service (trying to remember
if SP&S had any)
Not a bad guess, Bruce, but apparently wrong, as the car in the (not
very clear) image lacks AC&F style stub sills between the bolsters
and the end sills. Other builders besides AC&F built high running
board tank cars ca. 1910-1915 (Standard Tank Car Co., for one, though
this car lacks the sloping box section bolsters that were an STC
distinctive feature).

SP&S had a rag-tag fleet of second-hand tank cars, but AFAIK none of
them were high running board cars. However, SPS acquired a bunch of
second hand company service equipment from the NP, so the car in
question may have been a former NP car; NP did have high running
board company service tank cars.

Richard Hendrickson

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