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More Tank Cars in the Frt Conductors Book


Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Here are more tank cars that are in the UP Frt Conductors Book. Some of these are not common names. A couple of surprises to me are SP car 58403 and CDLX being west bound with juice. Others, more familiar with tank cars...like Richard...will have to tell us if there is anything unexpected here. There are still Sinclair and SHPX cars to check out. So far, there has been 62 known tank cars in the 35 trains.

1. California Despatch Line CDLX 904 EB WINE 0 3-7-49
2. Best Foods BFX 1160 EB OIL 3 3-14-49
3. Champlin Refining C.[?] HHEX 200 WB Oil 4 3-15-49
4. Southern Pacific 58403 WB F.Oil 3-17-49
5. Railway Tank Car Sevice RCSX 814 WB F. Oil 5 3-17-49
6.Conoco CONX 183 WB Oil 5 3-17-49
7. Union Tank Car Co [?] UTL 3862 WB Oil Ogden 3-19-49
8.Crystal Car Line CCLX 697 WB Syrup 6 3-19-49
9. Standard Brands SBIX 2125 WB MT 5 3-19-49
10. Southern Pacific TNO 51215 WB Oil 5 3-19-49 This car's No. does not match '53 ORER
11.Vendome Tank Car Co VENX 255 WB D. Fuel Pocatello 3-19-49
12. Gen American [ Swift ] SWTX 8681 EB Tallow 0 4-3-49
13.California Despatch CDLX 180 EB Oil 0 4-9-49
14. Union Tank UTL 57612 EB Oil 0 4-9-49
15. Union Tank UTL 43942 EB Chem 0 4-9-49
16. Union Tank UTL 50217 EB MT McPherson, KS 4-14-49
17. Union Tank UTL 52299 EB MT " 4-20-49
18. Union Tank UTL 58092 EB MT " 4-20-49
19. Union Tank UTL 56614 EB MT " 4-20-49
20. Union Tank UTL 51073 EB MT " "
21. Cal Despatch CDLX 1066 WB Juice LA-4 4-21-49

Mike Brock


Guy Wilber
 

Mike listed the following cars from his UP conductors' book:


<<4. Southern Pacific 58403 WB F.Oil 3-17-49>>

This would be an 0-50-12 proving that the SP cars may have wondered somewhat.

<<10. Southern Pacific TNO 51215 WB Oil 5 3-19-49 This car's No. does not
match '53 ORER >>

If this is the correct number for the SP it would have been a fairly ancient
(for the time) 1903 built CS-25A tank of which only a "handful" were still in
service in 1949. There were also transfers of 0-50-5 tanks from T&NO to SP
(pre WWll), but this number does not fit into that number range
(51080-51132). Ed Workman, Bill Kelly or Tony T. may know more.

Cool stuff Mike.

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Sparks, Nevada


Guy Wilber
 

In a message dated 3/8/01 10:20:14 AM Pacific Standard Time,
guycwilber@... writes:

<< may have wondered somewhat. >>

They wandered and we wondered.

Guy


Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Guy Wilber writes:


<<4. Southern Pacific 58403 WB F.Oil 3-17-49>>

This would be an 0-50-12 proving that the SP cars may have wondered
somewhat.

<<10. Southern Pacific TNO 51215 WB Oil 5 3-19-49 This car's No. does
not
match '53 ORER >>

If this is the correct number for the SP it would have been a fairly
ancient
(for the time) 1903 built CS-25A tank of which only a "handful" were still
in
service in 1949. There were also transfers of 0-50-5 tanks from T&NO to
SP
(pre WWll), but this number does not fit into that number range
(51080-51132
Guy, looking at the number again, there is not much doubt that it is 51215.
The only questionable number might be the "2" but Fraley did his "7" with a
straight top and usually with a tiny perpendicular on the left side of the
top "bar". His "2" sometimes doesn't have the trailing bottom which this one
doesn't have. The TNO is pretty clear.

I'll be completing the tank cars soon...looking at the SDRX and SHPX cars.

Mike Brock


Bill Kelly
 

If the number is right, TNO 51215, then this is a box car. A B-40-6 to
be exact. There were 178 of these in '49. This must have been oil in
cans. T&NO tank cars were numbered in the 17000s and 18000s after 1930.
If it's really an SP number then Guy covered it with the CS-25As.

Bill Kelly

Guy wrote:
snip<
10. Southern Pacific TNO 51215 WB Oil 5 3-19-49 This car's No.
does not match '53 ORER >>

If this is the correct number for the SP it would have been a fairly
ancient
(for the time) 1903 built CS-25A tank of which only a "handful" were
still in
service in 1949. There were also transfers of 0-50-5 tanks from T&NO to
SP
(pre WWll), but this number does not fit into that number range
(51080-51132). Ed Workman, Bill Kelly or Tony T. may know more.
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