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BLI 6K Tank Car photos posted


rwitt_2000
 

What does "AIR LOAD" mean as seen on the dome of this tank car?

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/32704/rec/225

Bob Witt


rwitt_2000
 


Charles Peck
 

I'm going to make a WAG that air load means open the hatch and pour the load
in. The alternative would be to hook up a hose or pipe and pump cargo in under
pressure. In other words, open loading vs. closed loading.
Chuck Peck in FL

On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 10:46 PM, rwitt_2000@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

What does "AIR LOAD" mean as seen on the dome of this tank car?

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/32704/rec/225

Bob Witt



Bill Welch
 

Note that instead of a ladder there are "foot holds" attached to one of bands of the car.

Bill Welch