Blackstone Models UTLX tank cars

Robert kirkham

None of the photos I have access that show something other than arch bar trucks are in-service shots. Sorry, can't help with any suggestions.

Rob Kirkham

From: "Eric" <>
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2009 3:57 PM
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Blackstone Models UTLX tank cars
Did these tank cars start service with arch bar trucks?

When were the trucks upgraded? And to what? Andrews first, then an AAR cast sideframe version?

Did these cars always have trucks with a five-foot wheelbase?

There are several pre-Depression era modelers who would enjoy an easy conversion to add a distinctive tank car to the fleet.


Eric Hansmann
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

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