Re: New Release: Tangent Scale Models GATC 8,000 Gallon Insulated 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car
Steve and Barb Hile
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You are both somewhat correct. When refined gasoline was shipped in regular tank cars, especially in the summer months, there was a significant pressure build up possible that, in the event of a leak, could result in a big explosion. Several of these disasters occurred in the 19 teens resulting in the creation of Class IV (later 104) for highly volatile cargos with a significant risk of danger if not handled properly. This includes both refined and natural gasoline products.
Natural gasoline or liquefied petroleum gas became a significant market dominated by the Warren company as an octane booster in refined gasoline. (A bit more on that next Saturday in the Hindsight – shameless plug.)
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] New Release: Tangent Scale Models GATC 8,000 Gallon Insulated 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car