Re: Hercules Powder tankcar et al.

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

I had done some research on Hercules Powder and predecessors some time ago,
and had only been able to find out info that they made industrial solvents
and resins, most or all of which was shipped in either 103's or 104's. I am
unaware of any pressurized tanks they had painted, or products that would
have required same.

Some of the other cars are also painted as liquid chlorine cars, whioch was
also not shipped in big 105's, AFAIK.

The only one that seemed plausible, but I have no proof of this application,
is the (Barrett?) anhydrous car, which product was shipped in big pressurized

Elden Gatwood

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Subject: [STMFC] Hercules Powder tankcar et al.

Seeing Mr. Glow's decals for an orange tankcar, and the Atlas scheme for
Hercules Powder got me off my duff to ask a question about a tankcar I
recently bought. It is lettered for Hercules Powder but has an orange tank
(bottom sheet black). It's an older model of an older tankcar with the safety
valve coming off the side of the dome. Did Hercules have an orange scheme
like this? Or did I just buy a model that will look nice in the display case?

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon

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