Re: tank car builder identification


John Barry
 

The USAF reporting Mark is no more a mystery than the use of USA on the rolling stock shipped to Europe, North Africa, or the Pacific during and after.WWII. It doesn't show up in any North America ORER as it wasn't intended for domestic use but most of the locomotives and cars purchased by the armed forces bore the mark of the owning service and not the registered AAR reporting mark.

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA


707-490-9696 


PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736

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On Sun, 8/27/17, jack.f.mullen@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] Re: tank car builder identification
To: STMFC@...
Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 7:46 PM


 









Looks like an AC&F underframe to me. The
stamped bracket for the tank bands appeared on some Type
27s, late '30s or early '40s IIRC. Of course, if
built then, the KD brake is anachronistic.



The lettering is a puzzle. "USAF" is post 1947,
but wasn't an assigned reporting marks, I believe.
There's no tank data stencilling no any visible repack
or air brake stencilling. I don't think these are in
interchange.



Actually I wonder if they're narrow gauge.



Jack Mullen









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