Steve Hile's new book on UTLX

Tony Thompson

I have just received (and devoured) the new Speedwitch book on UTLX tank cars by Steve Hile. Marvelous book! I wrote a description and commentary for it and posted it to my blog. If you're interested, here is a link:

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I've been looking through my copy since Tuesday and agree, it is a welcome and immensely useful volume. My only quibble is the attribution of the high-walkway Ohio Cities Gas Co. tanks to Standard Tank Car; I believe the builder was Pennsylvania Tank car. That is a minor point (and a rather murky topic 100 years later) and in no way detracts from the work he did.

David Thompson


Why do you think the Ohio Cities Gas was built by Pennsylvania Tank Car?

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV