Re: Tank Car Or Just A Tank?


Steve and Barb Hile
 

Always fun to do a bit more digging...
 
This car appears to be a Best Foods car, with BFX reporting marks.  Note the lack of safety valves on the dome, so its cargo was not volatile.
 
From the underframe, it appears to be an ACF Type 7 or 8 tank car with the trapezoidal shaped end sill and vertical posts on the corners up to the hand rail.  It would have been built around 1908, and would have been about 45 years old at the time of the derailment.
 
It is also interesting to see the integrity of the tank has been maintained, while the underframe has been torn up.
 
Steve Hile



From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tank Car Or Just A Tank?

The post about the 1953 SP San Francisco Derailment has a photo of a tank car that (to me) looks like the tank car on Cannery Row:

https://tinyurl.com/y8yqcgnl

Even the dome appears to be the same.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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