Re: Nitric Acid Tank Cars


I realize that I’m guessing at this.

But let’s go back to what I wrote. I want to stress that the shroud would be an attempt to further weather-proof the tank. Not to be there in case of a tank failure.

As a function, that can be quite a different matter.

Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

On Nov 8, 2015, at 4:12 PM, Dave Parker spottab@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 I am also skeptical that it was added for some extra protection in case of tank failure.  "Conventional" 103-C cars lacking a shroud appear as early as 1932 in Kaminski's ACF tank car book.

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA

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