Re: USATC frieght cars

Bruce Smith


The tank cars and "kit" boxcars have come up several times on this list, although particulars are not very detailed. The tank cars were single compartment two dome tanks to provide enough expansion space within the confines of tight european clearances. Photo are available in several books.



Bruce F. Smith

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."


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On Aug 23, 2012, at 9:44 PM, John Barry wrote:

I have a friend in the UK who is wondering about the rolling stock shipped to the UK and France to support the Allied effort to liberate the continent during WWII. Does any one have information on the design, construction and builders for the tank, flat, gondola, and box cars that were used by the Military Railway Service?

John Barry

ATSF North Bay Lines
Golden Gates & Fast Freights
Cotati, CA

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