a nice shot of UTLX 59762

Andy Carlson

March 21

I have an answer about where the bulkheads are located.

First, it helps to recognize this tank as being a 4 course. The 4 sections are full length, from head to head with no splices. Non of the radial rivets are seams joining adjacent sheets such as would be found on radial circumferentially constructed tanks. Each double row of vertical rivets is retaining a single bulkhead. There are gaps between the bulkheads (No single bulkhead separates any two compartments). This tank car has 6 bulkheads, including the two end caps. Total gallonage will be quite a bit less than the original single compartment capacity because of the air gaps between each adjoining bulkheads.

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

From: Claus Schlund HGM
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 10:17 AM
Subject: [STMFC] a nice shot of UTLX 59762

Hi List Members,

For your viewing pleasure, a nice shot of UTLX 59762 photographed at Denver, Colo., May 21, 1935.


Note the differing dome construction and safety valves.

If this is in fact a multi-compartment car, I cannot really see where the compartment divider bulkheads are positioned... maybe the
vertical rivet rows on the tank nearest to the outward domes?

- Claus Schlund

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