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.
http://research.nprha.org/NP%20Tank%20Cars/Forms/AllItems.aspx

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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