Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Richard Brennan wrote:
Browsing through Kaminski's AC&F Centennial History book . . .I am not sure why you think platforms are more "modern." As I understand it, they are just a reflection of what a buyer orders. Before World War II there were not very many tank cars in chemical service, and so the need for access to specialized valves and fittings did not exist. This is described and illustrated in Kaminski's book on AC&F tank cars.
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