Re: Mathieson Tank Cars

Tim O'Connor

To illustrate Ben's point - a GATC Type 17 built in 1918, photographed in 1957.

The age of the tank was probably important enough to record the built date clearly
on the tank.

On 7/18/2019 8:42 AM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Claus Schlund wrote:
"I like how the car is stencilled NEW 8-19

Not weird at all.  Tank cars were billed by volume, not weight, so they were light weighed only once during their service lives - when built.  We've pointed this out numerous times over they years on both lists.

Ben Hom

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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