Re: USAX 11225 Questions


Bruce Smith
 

IIRC, these cars were also ICC Class 102, instead of the typical class 103 of the era.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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Lettered on the right side of the tank is EMERGENCY USGA AC&F CO, .and the built date of 10-42. What is EMERGENCY USGA?
This was a temporary relaxation of tank car construction standards in 1942 for the purpose of building up a fleet of cars to haul crude oil and gasoline until new pipelines could be built to handle the load. Their primary distinguishing trait was  the use of 4-course tank shells.

David Thompson

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