Re: Need help identifying a tank car

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Frank Greene wrote:
Who was this tank car's builder and type? I think it's safe to say the trucks were changed and brakes converted from a K type to an AB type. Would it have had the high running board and inboard hand rail?
As Richard Hendrickson often says, this bolster is an unmistakeable spotting feature: it's Standard Tank Car Company's signature. Cars like this WERE built by STC with high running boards, so this could be original. And duplicating this weathering accumulation would be challenging but fun.

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