Re: Type 27 Multi-Compartment Tank Car SHPX 55


The 1/43 ORER states that SHPX 50-67 were 6000-gallon compartmented 40-ton cars, except for SHPX 53,54,56 which were 50-ton cars. The simplest explanation is that SHPX 55 was a one-of-a-kind car, though SHPX 52 may have been identical (but if so, why not number them consecutively?). It's also possible that SHPX 52-56 were indeed identical, except that three had heavier trucks.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

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