Re: Tank Car United States Army USAX 16503

John Barry

As Ian and Tony have stated, most likely Chlorine which was required to be placarded as a poison gas.  Your photo captures said placard so you can infer that the car was loaded when you shot it.

John Barry
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA


PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736

On Monday, June 8, 2020, 09:02:29 PM EDT, Ian Cranstone <lamontc@...> wrote:

Cars of this type usually were in chlorine service, each canister held 1 ton.

Ian Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada


On 2020-06-08 20:37, Richard Wilkens wrote:

U.S. Army Tank Car USAX 16503 at Taylor Yard in Los Angeles on May 24, 1958. Wonder what nasty stuff was in those tanks?

Richard Wilkens

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