Re: What Kind Of Car Is This?

Douglas Harding

The photo was taken in Fort Madison IA, between 1936-38 according to the captions under the photo. It looks an early oil tank car, but oil shipments had shifted to horizontal tanks long before the time of this photo. It could be a pickle or vinegar car, or as suggested a water car for work crews. Note it is coupled to an early tank car.

Doug Harding

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