Re: [whitepassfanlist] Wm Graver Tank - WP&YR
- That's a good point Bruce, and certainly a posibility, although I didn't
see any obvious indication that the dome had been cut down and rewelded.
I also wonder why they would need to shorten the dome. I will get back
to the govt yard early next week and take a closer look at the dome for
signs of a reweld, or a different style of rivet.
According to information I've collected, two tanks went to BYN for fuel
storage after they became unfit for mainline service: WP&YR #14 ex
ET&WNC tank #603 listed as 4500 gallons went to BYN storage 5-52,
and WP&YR #17 Ex NCNG # 183, listed as 6500 gallons, rated unfit for
main line service (1943), to BYN Storage 1952. I don't know if these
tanks were used on barges to move oil/gas downriver to Dawson or if they
were used for fuel storage at the riverboat wharf.
Tank #14 is less volume than this tank and the pictures you sent of
ET&WNC tanks #601 and #603 show 'normal' height domes, so it's probably
Bob Thompson <bthompso@...> states: "pictures in Best's book
show several low domed tanks. I can't say if they are the same dome but
they might be. Unfortunately I can't tell what numbers they are."
This tank might be WP&YR #17 Ex NCNG # 183; if someone finds an
identified picture of NCNG # 183 then we can confirm or deny that
Bruce Pryor wrote:
> Any sign the dome has been shortened, with the top welded/riveted back on? This
> tank may have been used for stove oil at one of the section houses or other locations.
> There were some tanks transferred to BYN. Maybe this is one. Did they use tanks
> on barges to move oil/gas to Dawson?
> Bruce Pryor
> >I have located one of the old WP&YR tank car tanks in the Territorial
> >government compound. This may be one of the ex NCNG tanks.
> > images online at
> >Anyone recognize this tank?