Re: Canisters In Gondolas


Douglas Harding
 

The containers read:

Petroleum Products

Flash Point above 80 F

Keep Lights and

Fires Away

 

Below on the card side it reads:

This car and containers

For handling

Petroleum Products

Must not be used

In any other service

 

The next panel over reads:

Car equipped to

Carry LCL

Containers

Must not be used

In any other service

 

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Carlson via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2021 8:00 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Canisters In Gondolas

 

Here's a better view of the photo http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/nyc-501216.jpg 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 groups.io <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?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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