Re: Nitric Acid Tank Cars
Kaminski's ACF book has a 1940 Monsanto tank car similar to the Army one and he again says the casing is designed to prevent the trapping of acid vapors.
Don't forget Ambroid's Riverside Oil car, which had a similar casing, but it was corrugated.
Lincoln City, OR
From: Richard Townsend richtownsend@... [STMFC]
Sent: Sun, Nov 8, 2015 4:35 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Nitric Acid Tank Cars
In the 1940 CBC, reprinted in Train Shed #12, ACF explains with respect to its new nitric acid tank car design,
"The tank is shrouded with an open hearth steel casing, inverted "U" shaped, open at the bottom. The casing is spaced 2 in. from the tank by aluminum brackets. Vents in the dome casing prevent the trapping of acid fumes in the space between tank and casing."