Re: Southern Car and Foundry Tank Car Prototypes


North American's tank cars were mostly Pressed Steel cars built in the late 1920s. GATX did have some STC tanks from the various smaller fleets they bought up over the years, primarily the ~3000 STCX cars (STC's leasing arm), but that was a rather small part of the ~40,000 cars GATX had in 1950.

Standard (as with most tank builders) generally built a good number of small orders (10, 50,150 cars) but rarely over 200 cars for any one order. Gulf did take a few hundred STC cars around 1920, as did RPX (Shell) and SHPX.

David Thompson

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