Re: Tankcar Steam Connections

Thomas Birkett

Very old cars may have end and bottom center connections( usually 2 inch pipe). Later cars had center connections. In my experience all had chains to keep the unloaded a from losing the caps.
Tom Birkett, Bartlesville, OK

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From: "destorzek@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
Date: 11/16/17 9:48 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Tankcar Steam Connections


I should know this, but don't. Where was the common place for the steam line connections to the heating coils in heated tankcars? I have seen a few photos of car with connections protruding through the tank head at the end of the car, but not many. Were the connections typically on the bottom of the tank, protected by the center sill>

Dennis Storzek

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