Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Interesting three dome tank car St Louis 23rd St yard

Bruce Smith


A large group of two-dome, single compartment tank cars were built in the US during WWII for service in Europe. This was done to provide enough dome capacity while allowing the domes to meet clearences. While there has been some discussion as to whether any of these saw service in the US, they were moved on their wheels to ports of embarkation so they did traverse US rails. 

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL 

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While some multi _manway_ single compartment tank cars have been built since 1960, for phosphorus for instance, I can't recall ever seeing a multi _dome_ single compartment tank car.  Can't say that such did not exist, but if such did exist I'd love to see a photo.  

This is not to say that all the compartments of a multi-compartment tank could not be used for the same product.  Probably happened a lot during the war years.

Yes, dome-less non-pressure tanks (spec ICC-111) were built before 1960, first by Union Tank in 1956 IIRC, they were not by any means common until after 1960.

Scott Chatfield

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