Re: Canisters In Gondolas


RICH CHAPIN
 

I can't say "typically" but during WW2 they were used to move kerosene. Early in the war when the u-boats were severely affecting coastal tanker traffic. Attached from Library of Congress. LV 27248 with canisters. Caption below

This is caption for LOC photo posted at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8b09942 

 

"Formerly used to moved cement, this container car is the first of one hundred to go into service as a petroleum carrier. All of the hundred cars are expected to be moving kerosene from Destrehan, Louisiana, to Chelsea, Massachusetts, by mid-April, according to the Office of Defense Transportation"

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