Re: Philadelphia Quartz Tank Car


As recently as about 1990, I saw a similar vintage PQ ACF-built, insulated
103 Baltimore at Lamberts Point on the former B&O. At that time it was
painted in an attractive (albeit faded) blue and yellow paint scheme.
Although I don't know for sure, I doubt the car was in free interchange. My
guess then was that it was shuttling between Balto and Phila (or wherever the
product was coming from) on CSX w/o need for interchange. It seems plausible
that in the WM era, these cars could have gone west via Reading and WM. A
little research on PQ's customers might yield some clues.

If it is painted in a Henderson-approved stencil arrangement, it would be a
waste to repaint it, as it is probably quite accurate.


In a message dated 6/25/02 12:11:47 PM, westernmd@... writes:

From: "Paul Catapano"
I picked up a P2K 8K Type 21 riveted tank car,
lettered "Philadelphia Quartz Co. ,build
date 5/51 (I model 1952).
Why would a type 21 have been built in 1951? Wouldn't it have been
superceded by the type 27 or something later?

Was Philadelphia Quartz located in Philadelphia? Paul and I model the
Western Maryland so we would both want to know if it could be expected
find those cars on WM rails.


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