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Re: Wm Graver tank NCNG - WP&YR

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  • Harry Marnell
    Here s one, Mike Harry ... From: mike To: ; Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 00:59 Subject: Re:
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      Harry

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "mike" <arctech@...>
      To: <NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com>; "
      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
      > conjecture.
      > 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
      > photo.
      >
      > 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
      > WP&YR?
      > 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.
      >
      > http://www.whitepassfan.net/whitepass/home/html/print.php?sid=48
      >
      >
      > Mike
      >
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