Re: GATC 1948 design numbers

Tim O'Connor

The OMI model does represent a specific group of 8k GATC tank cars, and if you remove the
model's dome handrails, I think you'd have a close match for the Celanese car. Now who makes
Celanese tank car decals ? :-D

This NATX Dow Chemical tank car 25017 looks like it's a GATC 8k as well but the dome platform
is a different style.


On 7/11/2022 6:12 PM, nyc3001 . wrote:

Thanks Tim. I am also awaiting the plastic release of the Type 30s as I could use at least 6.

The Celanese tank car that you posted seems somewhat similar to OMI 3270, which purports to be a model of an 8k GATC insulated car, but the Celanese car looks longer and narrower than OMI 3270. It does make me wonder if 3270 is actually a 10k insulated car. There are photos of some similar tank cars in Vol. 2 of Steam Era Freight Cars Reference Manual.


Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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