Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Shell tankcar for my Quincy-model-RR

Steve and Barb Hile

Bruce has a good point.  Looking at Brian's entire picture allows one to check items that were more closely dated on the right hand side of the tank and on the underframe.  There were requirements for testing pressure for both the tank and the safety valves.  Those stencils are newer and include what appears to be a 1955 date.  I can't read the repack dates on the frame but they are likely similar.


That doesn't mean that the Shell symbol wasn't on the car in 1947, but it doesn't prove that it was, either.  :>)


Steve Hile

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Careful with the assumptions. Since this is a tank car, it may not have been reweighed when the logo was painted onto it. Thus the reweight of 6-47 is not an accurate indication of the date of the paint scheme. It is my belief, based on other photos of tank cars, that tank cars were at least occasionally stenciled with an old reweight date (or even the NEW date) when they were repainted.
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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Brian, thank you!
That picture of Shell SCCX620 answers several of my questions: builder, 10K Gallon car (Steve was right).
What surprizes me is the service date of 6-47 AND the presence of a Shell logo.
So Tim was right presuming the logo was added before 1950.
It proves there's a prototype for everything; my 1949 picture of 677 with SHELL in text and this 6-47 car with logo.
regards, Fred Jansz


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