Re: Photo: Tank Cars At Refinery

Bruce Smith


That is a UTL car but not the frameless "Van Dyke" or, if you wish to be more accurate "Type V" car. Rather, close examination of the car will show that it has a frame, so this is the UTL "Type X" car that the Roundhouse olde time tank car is somewhat loosely based on.

You are, of course, completely correct about the brake wheel being a characteristic of this generation of UTL built cars.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

From: <> on behalf of Bill Daniels via Groups.Io <billinsf@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:49 PM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Tank Cars At Refinery
Steve, that was the typical arrangement on the Ban Dyke tankcars. Some still exist on the Cumbes & Toltec, albeit narrow gauged.

Bill Daniels
Santa Rosa California 

On Dec 1, 2019, at 4:39 PM, Steve Wolcott <swolcott@...> wrote:

Interesting brakewheel arrangement on that tank car.  Haven't seen that before.  
Steve Wolcott

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