Re: Canisters In Gondolas

Brian Carlson

Here's a better view of the photo on Terry Link's site. The stenciling on the canister's does indicate petroleum products. The ORER for the timeframe MIGHT tell you what they were modified for. Although I wouldn't be surprised is this mod was noted in Railway Age of the time. 
Brian Carlson

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, 08:16:37 PM EDT, Bob Chaparro via <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

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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