Re: Tank Car Safety Appliances
Well this is not really steam era, but per AAR, they became mandatory for newtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
cars sometime around 1978 or so. Prior to that, I don't know when they
started putting them on but I would surprised if it was much before the
1970s. There was also a retrofit program that required most cars to receive
bottom-fitting program by sometime in the 1990s.
In a message dated 4/5/02 3:30:14 PM, shawn.beckert@... writes:
Trivia question: When did tank car companies
start applying the pieces of angled steel on
both sides of tank car outlet pipes to prevent
their being wiped off in a derailment?