Re: USAX 11225 Questions
From the AC&F book by Ed Kaminski, a sister car, SHPX 17561, 2/16/43, the right end stencil reads:
FOR LIQUIDS NOT OVER
8 LBS PER GAL. MAX. VAPOR
PRESSURE 16 LBS. P.S.I. (might be 15, not 16)
ABSOLUTE 100 F.
SAFETY VALVES 25 LBS. (might be 29?)
TANK 80(??) LBS.
AT MILTON PA.
BY AC&F CO.
And yes, it does really say LBS. P.S.I., lettering courtesy of the department of redundancy department.
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Subject: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] USAX 11225 Questions
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:
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.