Mike Brock wrote
Union Tank Car alone had 44,831 tank cars in 1953 ... these numbers probably
are similar for 1948...
I don't know about that Mike, tank car fleets began growing after WWII
and have grown ever since.
UTLX in 1955 -- 48,526
UTLX in 1959 -- 56,106
Some folks think we lack for 1920's and 1930's tank cars, but ask yourself
how many good models do we have to represent cars built 1950-1960? ZERO in
plastic or resin. A couple in brass.