Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] Canisters In Gondolas

Bruce Smith


During early WWII, some containers were converted to use hauling crude oil due to a shortage of tank cars. I'm nto sure that is what these containers are doing though.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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Canisters In Gondolas

I understand that canisters were used for cement and possibly other powdered products.

Here is a photo (sorry, poor quality) of canisters in a gondola that indicate the contents are a petroleum product.

Does anyone know what petroleum products typically were shipped in canisters?


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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