Re: Tank Car CIL 805

Richard Townsend

Also interesting is the single rows of rivets where the interior tank dividers are located. Usually what I have seen on these types of conversions are double rivet rows evidencing two interior tank heads at each division point.
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

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From: Andy Carlson midcentury@... [STMFC]
Sent: Thu, Jun 15, 2017 2:27 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Tank Car CIL 805

This car (or a sister) is a subject for one of the 1950s color slides often referred to as "the Gerstley Collection". It is, of course, a frameless Van Dyke tank car which the Monon acquired for company service. I had a brief discussion with Richard Hendrickson about this car and he noted that this was one of very few Van Dykes with AB brake conversions. Look at all of the brackets visible in the underside.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

From: "thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:58 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Tank Car CIL 805

Another backward print from the Barringer Library:
This is CIL 805, a three-compartment tank car. I seem to recall the presence of the two smaller domes indicates this car originally was a single-compartment car that was subsequently modified.
Any comments on this car?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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