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Photo: Tanks Cars At Dow Chemical (Circa 1950s)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Tanks Cars At Dow Chemical (Circa 1950s)

A photo from the Science History Institute:

https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/n296wz501

Click and scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Good close up view of SHPX 22774 & 22804

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


David
 

The real find is DOWX 38109, a ACF Type 26 probably renumbered from 8319 at some point.

David Thompson


Bruce Smith
 

David,

What are spotting characteristics for this car? I would have called it just about anything but AC&F! 😉

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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The real find is DOWX 38109, a ACF Type 26 probably renumbered from 8319
at some point.

David Thompson






Steve and Barb Hile
 

Take a look at

 

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-HQLhRft/A

 

It was ID’d last year as a Type 26 car.

 

Steve Hile

 

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David,

 

What are spotting characteristics for this car? I would have called it just about anything but AC&F! 😉

 

Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

 


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The real find is DOWX 38109, a ACF Type 26 probably renumbered from 8319
at some point.

David Thompson





David
 

This one is a 10,000 gallon Dow car, but otherwise shows off the lack of side and end sills of the Type 26:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/24725334589

Aside from that, the car has the typical mid-late 1920s AC&F construction traits: ladder stiles twisted 90 degrees and wrapped over the handrail, the handrail and platform brackets attached to the tank bands, the tank saddle having two outward flanges, and the corner grabs attached just inboard of the end dome rivet pair.

David Thompson


Tangent Scale Models
 

Bob,

This is a stunning shot, and the resolution is top notch to boot.  2 comments:

1.  For the "all tank cars on your layout should be black" general statements, you can see all/most lettering on 12 tank cars.  5 out of 12 of them have some sort of Dow 2 inch or larger lettering, or logo, on them.  

2.  GATX 76577 in that photo is an 8000 gallon 1952-design welded tank that matches the Tangent release from 2 years ago.

Thank you for finding and sharing Bob!

David Lehlbach
(GATC tank car geek)