Re: Turning Boxcars Into Tank Cars
I will only add that both B&O cars were in the B&O Summary of
Equipment books dated 1-1-44 and 1-1-45. Neither were in the
Summary of Equipment dated January 1, 1946.
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storage tanks into the body of the car during WW2. The AAR's TankCar
one, were authorized to haul only fuel oils and all were used onlyin company
fabricated of material composed of two layers of balloon clothbetween layers
of type FA Thiocol. The car was used to haul No. 3 fuel oil between(268
car, plagued with leakage problems, was dismantled and returned toregular
service in March of 1944.compartments
constructed by the Flexitank Corporation. The car was assigned tobetween
transport Diesel fuel oil. Between June 10. 1943 and March 31,1944 the car
notes that the car experienced slight leaks on all but two trips.equipped
with four Flexitanks (similar to the Santa Fe car). The four carswere loaded
with fuel oil at Port Author, Texas on June 10, 1943 with 9,400 offuel oil.
The cars were moved to Gulfport, NY on June 20, 1943. The carsmade only one
additional trip and were returned to Flexitank during October,1943 for
restoration to original configuration.equipped by
the railroad with four steel lined wooden tanks with suitablepiping and
venting for overhead loading and bottom unloading. The car wasused between
Baltimore and Washington hauling Diesel oil. Between February 23,1943 and
trip two and were replaced. As of June, 1945 the car was still inservice.
corrugated steel tanks constructed by Youngstown Steel DoorCompany. The
were designed to have a 2% expansion dome. The car was subjectedto numerous
impact tests under order of the AAR's Tank Car Committee. Thetests were
conducted By Youngstown on April 20, 1943. The car was placed inservice on
457,503 gallons of petroleum products having a flash point above110 degrees
(Fahrenheit). The car was declared a success and recommended as asuitable
substitute should more "emergency" cars be required. The car wasstill in
performed on air activated cement containers converted to handlefuel oils.
operating the design within the AAR reports.http://www.aol.com