Re: Fw: Dalman trucks and insulated tank cars

Brian Leppert <b.leppert@...>

Richard--Of the Texaco cars with Dalman trucks, aren't they all 10,000 gallon tanks? And were any equipped with Barber Lateral Motion bolsters?

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Hendrickson
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Fw: Dalman trucks and insulated tank cars

On Jan 21, 2006, at 5:19 PM, Brian J Carlson wrote:

> I was looking at Richard Hendrickson's article on insulated tank cars
> in the
> Nov. 2005 RMJ and noted the 2 Texaco cars and the GATX former Texaco
> car had
> Dalman 2 level trucks. I know making generalizations on 3
> photograph's is
> dangerous but were Dalman trucks common on the Texaco cars? Anyone
> out
> there have additional photo's of Texaco or GATX (former Texaco)
> insulated
> tank cars.

Several series of TCX cars ordered by Texaco from AC&F ca. 1929-1930,
both insulated and non-insulated, had Dalman two level trucks. I have
a number of photos besides the ones in the RMJ article.

> Incidentally the GATX car is 37154, which is one of the number P2k
> used on
> their insulated tank cars that I picked up today. Looks like I'll
> have to
> add the steam coil attachment. Does anyone make an aftermarket part
> for it?

No, but it you'll make a pattern for it and mold some in resin, I'd
sure like to get a couple!

Richard Hendrickson

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