Re: Dry Flow Tank Cars ?
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Thanks to Garth, I have the proper ARA designations, so I check my Jan 1941 ORER. No listing for the MSTL car, as I suspected. I doubt the contract was renewed after the original 10 month commitment. Among the information I received from Gene Green about the MSTL car, was a mechanical record for GATX 34000, dated 1-27-37. So this may have been the actual car leased to the MSTL. It indicates the car was built 2-17 by Warren, classed as LO and had a capacity of 10140 gallons. And was weighed on 10-36 at 46800.
In the 1941 ORER I found the following listed for General American in the tank car section, not under covered hoppers, with no indication of how many cars in each class.
ARA EXP 33050
In the NMRA issued 1943 ORER was the number of cars in each class.
LT 33000-33019, six cars listed
LT 33020, one car
LT 33021-33030, six cars
LO 33031-33049, eighteen cars
ARA EXP 33050 reclassed as TL, one car
LO 33051-33053, three cars
LO 33054 reclassed as TM, one car
LO 34000-34099, two cars (note number series changed)
From the number series it would appear that General American anticipated building more cars than they actually did.
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Dry Flow Tank Cars ?
Jim and Friends,
On 1/28/18 11:29 PM, jcdworkingonthenp@... [STMFC] wrote: