Re: Tank car placards

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Jon Miller wrote:
The Tk-L was for home use only and never left the ATSF rails. I would guess all/most all tanks that were lettered for a RR would be for company use and would never leave that RRs rails.
You may be right for ATSF, Jon, but not for SP. Data on car assignments show that the SP tank car fleet, from the 1920s onward, was at most (and usually less) one-third in use for company fuel service. SP had a much smaller need than Santa Fe for on-line water shipments and in any case handled those in SPMW cars.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history

Join to automatically receive all group messages.