Re: ATSF TK-N, TK-O Tank cars by ALM

Bill Vaughn

Here is the stated data from the Santa Fe tank car book.  Hope this helps.

            length                Tank                     Dome                        Truck             Dome
            over sills            Diameter             Diameter                   Centers          Height  
Tk-N    47'2"                  7' 11 3/4"            5' 8 3/8 inside            37' 0"                21"
Tk-O    47'2"                  7' 11 3/4"            5' 8 3/8 inside            37' 0"                21"

Bill Vaughn 


I'm interested in the new tank cars from American Limited Models for one 
of the "other" railroads that ordered welded 16K cars from GATC in 1949.

The SP&S 38600-38619 cars were 95" diameter, 44' 7 3/8" long over tank 
ends, 47' 11 3/4" long over buffers, and had 68 3/8" diameter dome.

Not having the ATSF research materials in hand, can anyone tell me if 
the TK-N and TK-O cars match these same dimensions?

Are the ALM cars the correct size, and if not, what are their dimensions?

Thank you for any assistance.

David Turner

Keeping the S. P. & S. Ry. alive in Santa Rosa, California

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