Re: Re: [whitepassfanlist] Wm Graver Tank - WP&YR
- Hi - We will check our picture archives to see if a photo of NCNG 183 is
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From: "mike" <arctech@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003 12:18 AM
Subject: <NevadaCoNG> 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
> not #14.
> 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:
> > Mike,
> > Any sign the dome has been shortened, with the top welded/riveted back
> > tank may have been used for stove oil at one of the section houses or
> > There were some tanks transferred to BYN. Maybe this is one. Did they
> > 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
> > >
> > >http://www.whitepassfan.net/whitepass/home/html/print.php?sid=48
> > >
> > >Anyone recognize this tank?
> > >
> > >Mike
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