- Help identifying a tank car with Westvaco markings
Re: Help identifying a tank car with Westvaco markings
Steve and Barb Hile
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The water weight in pounds stenciled under the platform seems to start with 4
This aligns with those stenciled on the BLI 6000 gallon tank cars. The 11,000 gallon cars from Atlas and Kadee have that number at nearly 90,000 lbs.
So, if I were doing this, I would use the BLI model. Then, all you need are decals. :>)
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ben Sullivan
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:57 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Help identifying a tank car with Westvaco markings
I am attempting to ID a tank car partially visible in a photo from 12/31/1959 shot at Georgetown Junction on the B&O. I model the Georgetown Branch in a slightly earlier era but am very interested in the tank car, as there was a water filtration plant on the line which received chlorine and I would like to model this car if possible. My first question is what is the make/type/details of the prototype, and second, are(were) there any models available of this particular prototype?
Here is a detail shot:
Here is the source image from my Flickr page:
As far as markings on the car, here is what I can make out:
FOOD MACHINERY &
SOUTH CHARLES[TON, WV]
OUTER CA? OF TANK
453? ? LBS
Any help would be much appreciated!
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