Re: Photo: QTX Three-Compartment Tank Car 6106


Mont Switzer
 

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.  

Mont Switzer


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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.

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=542782&q=%28%28oil%29+AND+%28railroad%29%29

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).

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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