Re: Wm Graver tank NCNG - WP&YR
- Here's one, Mike
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From: "mike" <arctech@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 00:59
Subject: <NevadaCoNG> Re: Wm Graver tank NCNG - WP&YR
> On close inspection it is evident that the wall of the dome has been cut
> and welded. Therefore we could assume that the dome is shorter than
> originally constructed. When the dome was shortened is still open to
> There is some evidence that NCNG had short dome tank cars for
> fuel oil use, as well there is evidence that the PCRy also had short
> dome tank cars. I also understand that the NCNG received most, if not
> all, of their tank cars from the PCRy.
> Page 175 of "A Tale of Two Cities and a Train" by Juanita K. Brown shows
> a tank car with dome similar to the NCNG 303/Wm Graver tank and dome.
> If you have a copy of this book, perhaps you can send me a copy of that
> On the NCNG museum website an article about NCNGRR #9 states
> "On July 25, 1942, four tank cars were ready to go to Colfax so they
> could be
> shipped to their new owners. "
> Were these #181, #183, #301, & #1004, the tank cars that went to the
> Since this was the last trip for locomotive #9, is it possible that
> pictures of this train including these tank cars were taken, and might
> be in someones's collection.
> The 5 vertical panels on the Wm Graver tank have the following widths:
> 64", 67", 61", 64", 67" for a total length of 323" ~ 27'
> Outside diameter of the tank end, inside diameter of the tank is 77"
> Outside diameter of the dome is 36 1/4" .
> Wall height of the dome is 2 1/4" at the top of the tank.
> Diameter of the cap-plug is 17 1/2"
> Volume of the tank computes as ~6500 gallons or ~ 155 barrels
> I've sent three detail images of the dome which show the weld and
> the cap in place, to Boerries for addition to the webpage.
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