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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
 

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
 

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