Re: UTLX frameless tank car - how long in revenue service?
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
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Some UTLX Van Dyke cars received underframes and continued in service until at least 1969. There is a photo of a 4K car of this type with underframe, AB brakes and cast steel trucks in John Henderson's CLASSIC FREIGHT CARS v. 2.
As for shipyards, commercial yards did not always have such restrictions. Witness the attached 1982 photo of a partially home-built tank car was taken at Norfolk Shipbuilding & Dry Dock. Maybe I was able to get away this photo because I was a Coast Guard photographer, and had been admitted to shoot pictures one of our cutters under repair, or maybe nobody was looking.
On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 11:11 AM erieblt2 <williamfsmith22@...> wrote: