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Has anyone come across a source of builders photos for the Standard Tank Car Co.? Have any books been offered over the years that pertain specifically to this companies former production ,and designs.
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Gene Green <bierglaeser@...>
You probably already know that Standard Tank Car became part of General
American in 1928.
Standard Tank Car put out two books at least one of which was updated
All About Tank Cars contains both drawings and photos. Mine was
published in 1921. The book is small - about 7 1/2 by 5 inches - so
the photos are small. The drawing is a big fold-out on tissue paper.
The second book is Standard Tank Car Journeys and is about 8" x 11" so
the photos are a better size. I hesitate to call them "builder's
photos" because the are, in some cases, so heavily retouched and
colored but they are useful nonetheless. Standard Tank Car Journeys is
worth having if you can find one.
There are descriptions of at least 39 different commodities in Standard
Tank Car Journeys telling in most cases where the commodity comes from,
where it goes and what it is used for. There are photos and artists
drawings of tank cars. My edition is from 1920. Someone on this list
recently mentioned a later edition.
Out in the west Texas town of El Paso
--- In STMFC@..., Dan Gledhill <gledhilldan@...> wrote:
Standard Tank Car Co.? Have any books been offered over the years that
pertain specifically to this companies former production ,and
On Mar 1, 2008, at 11:35 AM, Gene Green wrote:
Dan,Aside from the two books Gene mentions, which occasionally turn up on
the second-hand book market at relatively reasonable prices, I'm not
aware of any sources for STC builder's photos. Presumably those photos
went to GATC in 1928, and if any of GATC's old photo files still exist,
no one has been able to find and liberate them. I do have numerous
in-service photos of STC cars, and some of those are the basis for the
resin models currently under development by Jon Cagle/Southern Car &
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