Re: Warren Tank Cars In-train in 1954

Richard Townsend

AHM made a model tank car whose tank is a good starting point for modeling these cars. They show up regularly on eBay. I just checked and two are there now. One is lettered for Gulf and the other for Jack Frost, for those who want to see the models. Kaminski's ACF and tank car books have a few photos of these cars.
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

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Bruce is indeed correct. That is a c.'55-'60 ACF welded jacket and frame tank car. You can tell by the rounded stub end sill typical for ACF products of that time. It also has the rounded insulated tank ends they did typically for their more-"standardized" products.

Elden Gatwood

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I think that the second car is in fact insulated. If you look closely, you can see the tank bands appear to disappear just about the turnbuckles. That car is much newer.


Bruce F. Smith
Auburn, AL
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."

On May 1, 2017, at 7:59 AM, O Fenton Wells srrfan1401@... <mailto:srrfan1401@...>; [STMFC] <STMFC@... <mailto:STMFC@...>; > wrote:

Gentlemen, I'm no freight car expert but the two Warren cars appear to be different. One appears to be insulated (Obviously a Sunshine kit;>) With the black or dark lower band while the other appears to be non insulated and no dark band at the bottom. I'm assuming Warren had both types.


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