Re: can you id these tank cars?

The car in the slide is also missing the rivets for the internal baffles and has fewer handrail stanchions than a Tk-M. It is also riding on Buckeye C-R trucks that appear to be 50-ton capacity. But to be honest, I don't have an image of the 70-ton version to compare.

It is good to have a great book on Santa Fe tank cars handy!

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson wrote:

On Feb 9, 2013, at 11:36 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

Richard, are you sure about the TRSX (not TRNX)? Although the
car has 4-courses like the Tk-M, the builder photos make it look
much longer. I would have guessed the car in the photo is a 10k
or at most a 12k tank car.

The angle from which it's viewed is deceptive, Tim. It's certainly a larger car than 10K or 12K. Some details don't match the Tk-M class as built (e.g. single tank bands), but given the extreme age of the car when photographed, that's hardly conclusive. GATC built similar large (for that era) tank cars as diesel fuel cars for a number of RRs in the '40s, and it could be one of those,

Richard Hendrickson

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