Re: M&StL LT 70001 GATC "Dri-Flow" tank car


I was under the impression that the GATC “Dryflow” was a 3 bay covered hopper, and based on GATC’s two bay early Airslides, as shown in this model photo: These cars were produced starting in the 50’s, not 30’s.

Is there a photo of the car you’re describing, or similar car?


Brian Ehni

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Subject: [STMFC] M&StL LT 70001 GATC "Dri-Flow" tank car

In November 1936 the M&StL leased one GATC "Dri-Flow" tank car which was marked M&StL 70001. It came onto the M&StL as GATX 34000 and was remarked by M&StL. We have found this car listed in 1937, 1938, and 1939 ORERs. Would anyone with a 1940 or 1941 ORER please look for M&StL LT 70001 and if found, let us know which month and year. A copy of page is not needed. We are just trying to determine when the lease ended. We checked January 1942 ORER and it was not listed.

We assume from the length of the lease that the car was successful.

Gene Green and Roger Ward

Out in the Badlands of New Mexico

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