Re: Dry Flow Tank Cars ?
Garth Groff or Sally Sanford <sarahsan@...>
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I have no information on how these cars were classified in the early days, but LT and LTA are in my 1958 ORER as 'Class "L", Special Car Type'. Interestingly, this section includes "LO", covered hoppers, which were hardly special by 1958.
Or do you mean for billing purposes they were treated as tank cars, and we're comparing apples to oranges here?
I'm curious to know how many of these cars existed in earlier days. Clearly by the late 1950s there were just a handful, and the case of the empty numbers of the GATX cars, and the missing American Cyanamid cars, shows that some had already disappeared. I suspect that by the end of our period, LT and LTA cars were wearing out or becoming obsolete, and were replaced by LO covered hoppers.
On 1/29/18 1:46 PM, Dave Parker spottab@... [STMFC] wrote: