Re: USAX 11225 Questions

Tim O'Connor

I don't see an ICC class in this 1942 builder photo but there is an "EMERGENCY" in
small letters, followed by what looks like x15A ? ( 115A? or something else? )

On 6/13/2022 7:43 PM, Bruce Smith wrote:
IIRC, these cars were also ICC Class 102, instead of the typical class 103 of the era.

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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