Re: CB&Q tank car
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Rupert & Maureen
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:42 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: CB&Q tank car
Gary & Brian
Thanks for the suggestions. The Burlington didn't have any Bettendorf tank
cars, but it did purchase Standard Steel cars sometime
in 1918. These cars were class TM-5, #151000-151124 (some later
231000-231124 and 230800-230924) 12,500 gallon with an outside
length of 43' 5 1/4".
I notice that there is no ladder and platform below the expansion dome,
unlike the photos I have found of the TM-5. If these were
Standard Steel cars, would the ladder and platform have been on both sides
or only one?
laakso" <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:
of the straps in the center of the car inbetween
picture of the bolsters which do not show in this picture.the dome and the end of the car. The tool to confirm this would be a
Northern in 1911, so it could be from that builder also.Pressed Steel Car Company made a large number of tank cars for Great
Chicago to keep down the dust. The photo has been copied from
the car to distribute the oil "which is heated by steamthe Railway Age Gazette of September 1911.
rail, and the flow rate is controlled by a lever attachedfrom the engine", but with baffles to prevent it being sprayed on the
to the outlet valve.