Re: Photo: Unloading Gasoline

Steve and Barb Hile

We did use this photo, and one from Richard Hendrickson on the next page (81-82.)  Basically, the three course 6500 gallon tank was replaced by a four course 8000 gallon tank on the same underframe.  I am not sure how much of the original tank was reused in the process.


Thanks for the plug.


Steve Hile


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Sent: Friday, May 29, 2020 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Unloading Gasoline


Google is our friend.  It took a couple of steps, but that's an LOC FSA pic from WWII that you can find here:

The 19 Mb TIFF version has a LOT more detail!

I defer to Steve Hile, but UTLX  19656 seems to be a bit of an oddball.  Steve's 1938 roster indicates these were early 6500-gal X-3 cars, that received new 8000-gal tanks ca. 1930.  Note the tank has four longitudinal  courses, which none of the "conventional" X-3s had.  This might explain the rather curious 1918 build date.

The two cars in front of 19656 both look like UTLX Class X (or XX) cars, 6500 gallons.

Great photo that I had not seen before; thanks for posting Bob.
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

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