Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Carbon Black Car?


Steve is right, and remember in the steam era there were a lot more refineries than in later years, but of course they were much smaller, which probably makes them more suitable for modeling.  Another point to remember model-wise is that only a relatively small portion of the plot is taken up with process units, with much more of the acreage occupied by the tank farm, which is where the loading racks would be anyway.  A typical refinery might have one or two lead tracks extending into the process areas if that happens to be where the plant storehouse is (receiving materials), but most of the trackage is at the very edges of the plot.

Ron Merrick, piping engineer

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