Re: Triple dome tank cars

Jim and Barbara van Gaasbeek

Looking at the ad, there is a GATX-marked car, and a UTLX-marked car.  Would both companies have had cars of the same design.


And is this model an accurate representation of a three-compartment car?


Jim van Gaasbeek

Irvine, CA




From: [] On Behalf Of Alexander Schneider Jr
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2022 8:55 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Triple dome tank cars


The NYCSHS Company Store is advertising Walthers triple dome tank cars, with a photo of a solid NYC freight train of tank cars, probably wartime. The cars in the photo are single dome.


Other than wartime emergencies when they used anything available, weren't triple domes used for deliveries of small lots of multiple petroleum products to local dealers? Presumably these would have been individual cars in a mixed freight train, not solid trains of similar cars.


Hazmat rules are stricter now, but I would hope even then that products that react violently together, or produce something toxic when mixed, wouldn't be loaded in the same car. E.g. acids and bases or nitric acid and glycerin. 

Alex Schneider

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