Re: GATX tank cars
Aley, Jeff A
Okay, now I’ve checked the ORER, and I see that all of these cars are class TMI (insulated). How do I figure out the capy? The ORER listing doesn’t show the gallonage, just the weight capy. Is there a relationship, or is the weight capy just the size of the journals (40-ton vs 50 ton) ?
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Aley, Jeff A
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 2:53 PM
Subject: [STMFC] GATX tank cars
A UP freight conductor’s book shows the following GATX tank cars carrying phosphorous from Idaho to Kansas (and returning to Idaho filled with water). The year is 1955. How can I find out more info about these cars (so that they can be modeled)? The back of the ACF book shows that in the 1970’s phosphorous could be shipped in ICC-103 cars. Should I therefore assume that these are plain Type 21 or Type 27 cars? How would I find out the gallonage (I just now realize that I have not checked the ORER)?
Thanks for any help or pointers you can give.