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Photo: Tank Cars At Refinery

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Tank Cars At Refinery

This is link to a 1920 photo from the collection of the University of Utah:

https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=539304&page=235&facet_format_t=%22image%2Fjpeg%22&q=railroad

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Steve Wolcott
 

Interesting brakewheel arrangement on that tank car.  Haven't seen that before.  
Steve Wolcott

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

Steve, that was the typical arrangement on the Ban Dyke tankcars. Some still exist on the Cumbes & Toltec, albeit narrow gauged.

Bill Daniels
Santa Rosa California 


On Dec 1, 2019, at 4:39 PM, Steve Wolcott <swolcott@...> wrote:

Interesting brakewheel arrangement on that tank car.  Haven't seen that before.  
Steve Wolcott

Bruce Smith
 

Bill,

That is a UTL car but not the frameless "Van Dyke" or, if you wish to be more accurate "Type V" car. Rather, close examination of the car will show that it has a frame, so this is the UTL "Type X" car that the Roundhouse olde time tank car is somewhat loosely based on.

You are, of course, completely correct about the brake wheel being a characteristic of this generation of UTL built cars.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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Steve, that was the typical arrangement on the Ban Dyke tankcars. Some still exist on the Cumbes & Toltec, albeit narrow gauged.

Bill Daniels
Santa Rosa California 


On Dec 1, 2019, at 4:39 PM, Steve Wolcott <swolcott@...> wrote:

Interesting brakewheel arrangement on that tank car.  Haven't seen that before.  
Steve Wolcott

Thomas Evans
 

Notice that the lettering is completely invisible - no doubt obliterated by dirt & grime - Tom

Dennis Storzek
 

On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 06:17 PM, Thomas Evans wrote:
Notice that the lettering is completely invisible - no doubt obliterated by dirt & grime - Tom
A sure indication that the photo was taken with orthchromatic film, which renders yellows (UTLX cars had yellow lettering) as a dark gray.

Dennis Storzek

al_brown03
 

Interesting car: looks like one of the *big* Class X (10,000 gallons).

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

Thanks for the correction, Bruce.

Bill Daniels
Santa Rosa, California


On Dec 1, 2019, at 4:50 PM, Bill Daniels via Groups.Io <billinsf@...> wrote:

Steve, that was the typical arrangement on the Ban Dyke tankcars. Some still exist on the Cumbes & Toltec, albeit narrow gauged.

Bill Daniels
Santa Rosa California 


On Dec 1, 2019, at 4:39 PM, Steve Wolcott <swolcott@...> wrote:

Interesting brakewheel arrangement on that tank car.  Haven't seen that before.  
Steve Wolcott