Re: Barber Asphalt tank car

Steve and Barb Hile

Using Google conversions, 88000 pounds of asphalt would be about 607 cubic feet which converts to about 4540 gallons.  So, a fairly small tank car.


Steve Hile


From: [] On Behalf Of Larry Smith
Sent: Sunday, January 2, 2022 3:55 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Barber Asphalt tank car


In 1933, the East Broad Top received its first standard gauge car in interchange at the Timber Transfer where they exchanged standard trucks for narrow gauge trucks.  In a recent article in the FEBT magazine, it ws said that the car carried 88000 lbs of road tar for delivery to Orbasonia.  What size of tank car could carry 44 tons of road tar?

Larry Smith. 

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