Re: Photo: QTX Three-Compartment Tank Car 6106
It appears that the car is being unloaded through that long pipe that extends along the side of the building. I hope it goes to a substantial storage tank or tanks.
This is unusual. Most tankage is located next to the railroad spur to minimize the amount of plumbing needed and distance pumped.
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: QTX Three-Compartment Tank Car 6106
Photo: QTX Three-Compartment Tank Car 6106
A 1932 photo from the University of Utah Library:
The photo is dark but a photo editing program can improve it quite a bit.
You rivet counters will have a field day with this photo.
According to Ian Cranstone's chart the QTX reporting mark originally belonged to Quaker City Tank Line (1930), then Quaker City Tank Line/General American Tank Car Corp. (1935), then General American Transportation Corp. (1937-1943).