... The O-50-5 cars from Pressed Steel Car were substantially different from the O-50-6 and -7 cars from AC&F, particularly in tank proportions and higherMessage 1 of 4 , Oct 9, 2006View SourceLee A. Gautreaux wrote:
> The tank car has obviously been renumbered for MW service. I doThe O-50-5 cars from Pressed Steel Car were substantially
> know that T&NO had revenue tanks in classes O-50-5, -6 and -7, all
> of which seem to match the car in the photo's general dimentions, as
> they are all 12,000 gallon cars.
different from the O-50-6 and -7 cars from AC&F, particularly in tank
proportions and higher walkways. As SP was building 12,500 gallon
nominal capacity tank cars from before the O-50 classes, up to O-50-13,
this capacity is not terribly distinctive <g>.
Incidentally, Lee, you show SP 49689 as a CS-25A, which is
wrong; it is the underframe from an O-50-2 tank, converted to a flat
car. (The tank from the car became SP 49401, as clearly shown in SP
accounting records.) Have a look at an early 20th century ORER: SP
49689 is a flat car.
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Thank you for those informative links. Jim Pattillo Yardclerk ... http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/spcars/byclass/box/b050-21.htm ...Message 2 of 4 , Oct 9, 2006View SourceThank you for those informative links.
--- "Lee A. Gautreaux" <railgoat@...> wrote:
> The box car is from class B-50-21. See the
> The tank car has obviously been renumbered for MW
> service. I do
> know that T&NO had revenue tanks in classes O-50-5,
> -6 and -7, all
> of which seem to match the car in the photo's
> general dimentions, as
> they are all 12,000 gallon cars. See the following:
> I was kind of waiting for Tony Thompson's Vol V on
> SP's hoppers and
> tanks on which he is working hard at this moment to
> come out to
> update my SP tank car info pages. I'm sure he'd be
> glad to have any
> input from anyone on T&L lines for the book. See
> the following:
> Take care,
> Lee A. Gautreaux - The RailGoat
> > Just posted 2 pictures of T&NO freight cars in the
> Freight Cars
> > First picture is a tankcar in maintenance of way
> service. Second
> > picture is a 40 foot boxcar.
> > Appreciate any info anyone might have on either
> > Jim Pattillo
> > Yardclerk
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