Re: Extreme Tank Car Modeling


Douglas Harding
 

These photos show MSTL gas electric GE-25 in week sprayer service, on fire. The attached tank car, containing the weed killer, is AMOX 701. Date is July 1, 1963 at Heartand MN.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:24 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Extreme Tank Car Modeling

 

Folks,

 

With respect to "extreme tank car modeling", I am looking for photos of steam era oil or gasoline tank cars that have wrecked, burnt, and possibly ruptured, for a modeling idea.

 

Regards,

Bruce

 

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: UTLX 95870 - For Extreme Tank Car Modeling

 

Bob,

I suspect that the tank cars were carrying LPG or a similar flammable gas, not oil.  Oil burns, gas explodes, and the piece of shrapnel on this UTLX ICC 105 pressure tank car was likely the wrapper on another similar car that exploded.  Here's a You Tube video of a modern 33,000 gallon LPG tank car that caught fire and exploded in the 1980s as a result of a derailment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-tUQTw_Vtk

Todd Sullivan

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