Re: HO Tank Car Lid


Todd Sullivan
 

Chuck,

True for most kind of tank cars and cargoes, but not true for pressure tank cars and acid tank cars.  They all required top unloading.  For LPG, Ammonia, Chlorine, because they were gasses shipped in liquid form under pressure, so the easy way to unload is to attach hoses to fittings in the dome/manway.  For acids, the tanks did not have bottom outlets to prevent leaks and damage to the outlets.  Think of cleaning up a derailment with super sulfuric or phosphoric acid gushing from a broken fitting.

Todd Sullivan

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