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can you id these tank cars?


Tim O'Connor
 


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867594
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121060850109
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867635
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007866997
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867546
Since bidding has ended, or the item sold, in all five cases, you can no longer click to enlarge. Not many of us can identify much in the little thumbnails provided for buyers to look at.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Pete Ismail
 

Tony, did you try the "See original listing" link? From that linked page, I
was able enlarge the photos.

Pete Ismail
Peyton, CO

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 7:15 PM, Anthony Thompson <
thompson@signaturepress.com> wrote:

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Tim O'Connor wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867594
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121060850109
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867635
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007866997
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867546
Since bidding has ended, or the item sold, in all five cases, you can no
longer click to enlarge. Not many of us can identify much in the little
thumbnails provided for buyers to look at.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history



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Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Rawil Ismail wrote:
Tony, did you try the "See original listing" link? From that linked page, I was able enlarge the photos.
Yes, thanks. I was fooled by all the images "more from this seller" and did not scroll down.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Feb 8, 2013, at 6:15 PM, Anthony Thompson <thompson@signaturepress.com> wrote:

Tim O'Connor wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867594
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121060850109
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867635
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007866997
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867546
Since bidding has ended, or the item sold, in all five cases, you can no longer click to enlarge. Not many of us can identify much in the little thumbnails provided for buyers to look at.

Well, for some reason I had no trouble enlarging the images, and the tank cars were as follows:

DNCXX 5509 8K gal. AC&F Type 11

TRNX 12001 16K gal. Santa Fe Tk-M built by GATC in 1942

DNCXX 2719 10K gal. Pennsylvania Tank Car Co. built in 1923

MTSX 107 8K gal. Standard Tank Car Co.mid-1920s

ECMX 502 8k Gal. AC&F Type 11


Richard Hendrickson


arved_grass
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Richard Hendrickson wrote:

ECMX 502 8k Gal. AC&F Type 11
ECMXX, actually. The photographer misidentified the reporting marks as ECNXX.

Is the 5-letter reporting mark a Mexican thing? First time I've noticed it.

Thanks for the IDs, and to Tim for finding these. FWIW, to see the image full size, go to one of the links Tim provided, click on "See Original Listing" just below he title of auction, then scroll down a bit to reveal the original listing. Double-click on that image and, presto!

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida


Tim O'Connor
 

Tony

Yes, you can ALWAYS see completed listings for 15 days after it closes.
Just open the original listing, and click on the image to enlarge it to
full size. These are large, hi resolution images.

Tim O'

Tim O'Connor wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867594
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121060850109
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867635
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007866997
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111007867546
Since bidding has ended, or the item sold, in all five cases, you can no longer click to enlarge. Not many of us can identify much in the little thumbnails provided for buyers to look at.

Tony Thompson


Tim O'Connor
 

Thanks Richard! That's what I wanted to know.

Tim

Well, for some reason I had no trouble enlarging the images, and the tank cars were as follows:

DNCXX 5509 8K gal. AC&F Type 11

TRNX 12001 16K gal. Santa Fe Tk-M built by GATC in 1942

DNCXX 2719 10K gal. Pennsylvania Tank Car Co. built in 1923

MTSX 107 8K gal. Standard Tank Car Co.mid-1920s

ECMX 502 8k Gal. AC&F Type 11

Richard Hendrickson


Tim O'Connor
 

Richard, are you sure about the TRSX (not TRNX)? Although the
car has 4-courses like the Tk-M, the builder photos make it look
much longer. I would have guessed the car in the photo is a 10k
or at most a 12k tank car.

Tim O'Connor



TRNX 12001 16K gal. Santa Fe Tk-M built by GATC in 1942
Richard Hendrickson

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121060850109


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Feb 9, 2013, at 11:36 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net> wrote:

Richard, are you sure about the TRSX (not TRNX)? Although the
car has 4-courses like the Tk-M, the builder photos make it look
much longer. I would have guessed the car in the photo is a 10k
or at most a 12k tank car.

The angle from which it's viewed is deceptive, Tim. It's certainly a larger car than 10K or 12K. Some details don't match the Tk-M class as built (e.g. single tank bands), but given the extreme age of the car when photographed, that's hardly conclusive. GATC built similar large (for that era) tank cars as diesel fuel cars for a number of RRs in the '40s, and it could be one of those,

Richard Hendrickson


brianleppert@att.net
 

The car in the slide is also missing the rivets for the internal baffles and has fewer handrail stanchions than a Tk-M. It is also riding on Buckeye C-R trucks that appear to be 50-ton capacity. But to be honest, I don't have an image of the 70-ton version to compare.

It is good to have a great book on Santa Fe tank cars handy!

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Richard Hendrickson wrote:

On Feb 9, 2013, at 11:36 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

Richard, are you sure about the TRSX (not TRNX)? Although the
car has 4-courses like the Tk-M, the builder photos make it look
much longer. I would have guessed the car in the photo is a 10k
or at most a 12k tank car.

The angle from which it's viewed is deceptive, Tim. It's certainly a larger car than 10K or 12K. Some details don't match the Tk-M class as built (e.g. single tank bands), but given the extreme age of the car when photographed, that's hardly conclusive. GATC built similar large (for that era) tank cars as diesel fuel cars for a number of RRs in the '40s, and it could be one of those,

Richard Hendrickson



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