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


Must not be used

In any other service



Doug Harding


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


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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