UMTRR July 2002
- IRWINSJOURNAL.COM Presents:
The Unofficial Micro-Trains� Release Report
Issue #67 - July, 2002
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Copyright (C) 2002, George J. Irwin.
Reprint: 14422, Marklin Coupler, $13.75, 14422-2, Micro-Trains
$15.45, 39 Foot Single Dome Tank Car, Western Pacific. Black
lettering including roadname and road number on left. Reporting
1124. Approximate Time Period: early 1910's to 1940's.
Well, I was all set to say, "please see the description of the N
release in the April 2002 UMTRR." But noooooooo... this is a
paint scheme. And a different road number as well. So much for
A tank car this old isn't going to have much on the 'net, but
Pacific did donate WP tanker number 1132 from the same prototype
the Feather River Rail Society's museum in Portola, California.
photo of it on the FRRS website (via the URL
The tank is quite rusted and only a little bit of lettering is
discernable. There's a relief valve on the dome that isn't on
This car was built in 1912 according to both the website and the
copy, and the series 1081 to 1180 does show up in the April 1912
car length is 29 feet 10 inches "inside" and 33 feet "outside"
capacity is shown as 10,040 gallons or 80,000 pounds. There
were 99 cars
in the series at the time and the WP had 67 other tankers on the
well. I wonder what they were used for? In 1928 it certainly
company service for diesel fuel.
The January 1940 Register shows 98 cars remaining in the group,
group is not present in the July 1950 ORER. My suspicion is
that the cars
had been pulled out of revenue service, and thus the Register
or they were sold off or otherwise dispositioned. The ATP is
also somewhat suspect, for two reasons: First, the paint scheme
MTL may not have lasted that long. I feel that it's more of an
1900's style than a mid-century version, given the large amount
out dimensional data. Second, the car may have been around
given credit for in the ORER Accumulation. So, the Approximate
I'm giving needs to be taken with a larger than usual grain of
--George in Ellison Park, New York
--Author, The Unofficial Micro-Trains Release Report
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