Re: Sherman Oil & Cotton Co. Tank Cars
Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Richard Hendrickson wrote:
Shawn, the construction of these cars is typical turn-of-the-century with
wood underframes, end blocks to hold the tanks in position, and a centerActually, this band was to hold the tank down on the underframe. With ends restrained, thermal expansion of the tank would bow it upwards off the frame. The change to a center anchorage, with ends free to expand and contract outwards, parallel to the ground, solved this problem.
I could find no listing for the Sherman Oil & Cotton Co. in the 10/1919I have an April, 1912 ORER and it also has no listing for Sherman.
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