Re: Photo: Chemical Processing Vessel On Flat Cars (Circa 1935)
Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
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Hi Bob and List Members,
Thanks Bob for another great image.
Regarding the image date, I think I see 10-36 stencilled on ERIE 7209, so it cannot be 1935...
Regarding the car CMStP&P 67053, it is one car of the two-car series 67053-67054. This is a 44-ft 200-ton car built by Standard Steel Car Co. on 10-1928 with trucks and span bolster from Buckeye Steel Castings Co.
Railway Age 02Feb1929 pg264 has an illustrated article on these two cars - a quote from the article...
"The cars are intended for the service of the A. O. Smith Corporation, Milwaukee, Wis., in transporting unusually heave machinery, including large gasoline stills used in a new cracking process"
So this image is spot on and shows the cars in the intended service!