Re: Tankcar Steam Connections


Todd Sullivan
 

Hi Dennis,

I believe that most steam connections were near the bottom outlet.  Sometimes, the outlet itself was jacketed and heated by steam for unloading.   On some cars, IIRC, that was all that was heated; on other cars, internal steam pipes heated the load at the bottom of the tank and were connected to a pipe and fixture adjacent to the outlet valve.

Todd Sullivan

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