Re: USG-A tank car in Mainline Modeler


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jan 31, 2006, at 7:41 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:

On Jan 31, 2006, at 9:31 AM, Garth Groff wrote:
>
> Getting back to the USG-A tanks, were any cars of this type used by
> non-military owners or leasors?

Yes, SHPX for sure, and IIRC, Frontenac(?)
SHPX, yes, several hundred cars. Frontenac, NO, NO, NO! Let's not let
this error, understandable though it is, get into any further
circulation than it already has. New cars built by AC&F were stenciled
for Frontenac of Canada and for Nacionales de Mexico there are
builder's photos showing this but the Feds intervened before the cars
were delivered and they were reassigned and restenciled for Shippers
Car Line. So they never left AC&F's Milton plant with Frontenac or N
de M stenciling.

Richard Hendrickson


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