Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: B&O Tank Car X10


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Bob;

 

Although it does not have the characteristic UTLX defect card holders, the rest of the car looks to be a intended as a UTLX “Type X”, of pre-WW1 vintage, probably 1911+ or – 3.  Give-aways include: side of dome “elbow” safety vents, 5 course radial tank, indented steps, riveted built-up deep center sill, and transverse brake stand/wheel with associated rigging.

 

Hope that helps,

 

Elden Gatwood

 

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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: B&O Tank Car X10

 

Photo: B&O Tank Car X10

A Doug Lilly photo:

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Caption: "The Baltimore & Ohio kept company-service tank cars at some of its engine facilities, presumably for fuel storage. Photos exist showing cars that appear to be of later vintage, but this example at Glenwood Yard near Pittsburgh looks to be of a prewar design. With its stirrup steps mounted away from the corners and transverse brake wheel, this care has features consistent with UTLX tank cars from the 1930’s."

I assume the presence of single vertical rivet rows along the body indicates this tank car was built early in the 1900s.

So what do we have here?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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