Re: Crystal Car Line

Richard Hendrickson

On Jan 19, 2011, at 4:00 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:


From an old email I gather these red CCLX tank cars were extremely
rare or non-existent by the mid 1950's (i.e. had been repainted by
that time period)? Is that right?

All of the CCLX shots I've seen are for the "Corn Products" company.
I think that's probably correct, but I have no direct evidence. I
have several shots of CCLX cars in Corn Products corn oil service
dating from the '40s, '50s, and '60s, and all are either aluminum/
black or (in one case) all black with aluminum lettering. However,
the 1/53 ORER shows 255 CCLX cars. All were 8,000 gal. cars with
linings (class TL) except for 20 TMs. However, some were insulated,
some had steam jackets, and one was a two compartment car, and on the
basis of this diversity there's no reason to assume that ALL CCLX
cars were leased to Corn Products. And in the absence of photos,
there's no way to know how they were painted.

Richard Hendrickson

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