Re: [Classic-UP] Private cars used for UP fuel oil and diesel

Allan Smith

This was probably a car that was damaged on the UP and the original car owner didn't want to pay for the repairs. The UP probably determined that the car could be repaired in UP shops at little cost and used in MOW service.

Al Smith
Sonora CA

On Saturday, May 8, 2021, 05:10:12 AM PDT, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:


No prototype at all. Yes, there were three-compartment tank cars, but nearly all were much smaller than the Athearn . . . uh . . . model. The tank size represents a total volume of about 12,000 gallons. Most triples were 8,000 or smaller. The Athearn offering is trainset junk, as are/were several knock-offs by other trainset manufacturers.

The only correct plastic model of a three compartment tank car that I can think of is Tangent's 6,000 gallon General American car, currently not in production: . IIRC, there have been one or two resin kits for this type of car, and of course there have been brass models of varying quality and accuracy.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆

On Sat, May 8, 2021 at 7:20 AM Ray Hutchison <rayhutchison2@...> wrote:
Book (above) and there was an Athearn model of three-dome tank car.  Not certain how true to prototype it might be.


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