KINX tank car (was Re: Need help / GM&O 17000 series boxcars)


General American Type 17.  The body bolster matches GATC, and a PTC or STC tank would almost always have the safety valves on opposite sides of the manway. Not definitive, but the lettering style also matches GATX practice.

David Thompson

Tim O'Connor

Anyone recognize the builder of that KINX tank car ? Is it a Pennsylvania Tank Car, or perhaps a Standard Tank Car ?

On 9/17/2022 9:21 PM, David via wrote:

I expect that few or none of these cars were repainted/relettered for GM&O. The Alton series was almost entirely retired/scrapped in the late 1940s.

There are a few photos showing these cars in their Alton days. Page 6 of Ray Breyer's Alton fleet summary shows another 17000 series rebuild, albeit with the original (?) roof and inverse Murphy ends. This view does show the extended side straps and the door setup.

Several of them show up in this view:

David Thompson

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts