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I have numerous photos of these cannister flat cars, and they
are always loaded with
their cannisters. The precise style of cannisters does vary -
perhaps related to the
commodity, or time period? They all have 15 cannisters in my
Was ACF the builder of all these cars?
On 2/19/2020 2:45 PM, James E Kubanick wrote:
When I lived out East
during the 1980's there was a small water treatment plant in
Lansdale PA that still received these cars. I believe that
the cars were returned with empty canisters aboard. I never
saw a car without them, but practices may vary - especially
during our timeframe.
On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 8:24:24 PM EST,
Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io
One of these canister cars was the
basis of a scratchbuilding article in Model
Railroader way back in the early
1950s. The article was republished in a 'reprint'
collection called "Build Your Own Model Cars and
Locos." I still have my tattered copy from some
some 60 years back. Neat stuff even now! The
model was largely brass, called a "chlorine car,"
carried 14 canisters, and was lettered for Penna.
Salt Mfg. (PSMX 1011). This car is listed in my
copy of the January 1946 ORER.
Bob's Photo has sold a couple
different images of this type of car.
Regards from Grove City, Penna.
where winter is creeping back----Mike Schleigh