Re: Standard Tank Car Frame Dimensions
All About Tank Cars published by Standard Car Construction Company, 1919, can be viewed here.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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I purchased a used copy of the book for $23.00. In addition to the one 3 view drawing, it contains varied information relevant to shippers including an extensive section on Master Car Builder Rules; the MCB section includes a few detail drawings, specifications of rivets, etc.
Here are some key measurements from the text and the legends on the fold-out drawing. The drawing in the book is presumably reasonably to scale but is not dimensioned; it is not scanned in the online pdf.
From pages 329-332 of the book
Type A Center Anchorage Tank Car
Length over striking plate about 31 feet 10 inches.
Width, over running boards 9 feet 3 1/4 inches.
Height from top of rail to center of draw bars, 2 feet 10 1/2 inches
Height from top of rail to top of center sill girders, about 3 feet 8 inches.
Height .from top of rail to bearing surface pf center plate, about 2 feet 1 inch.
Center to center of trucks, about 21 feet.
Center sill girder built of two 15 in by 40 pound OHS channels 31 feet 6 inches long. Reinforced with top and bottom cover plates of OHS , 3/8 inch thick by 20 inches wide …
1 3/4 inches by 11 1/2 inches
1 1/4 inch pipe fastened with 2 inch by 3/8 inch brackets
5/8 inch round, 16 inches by 2 1/2 inches in the clear
FROM THE LEGENDS ON THE FOLD-OUT DRAWING (14 inches x 21 inches, covering 3 sizes/capacities of tank cars, found between page 336 & 337 of the book) – drawing not scanned in the online pdf
RUNNING BOARDS for the 10,000 Gal car are 35 feet 5 inches long
END RUNNING BOARDS 7 feet 4 inches (appears to fit between longer ones above)