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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/16/2008 :  08:35:30 AM  Show Profile
In keeping with our recent practice of alternating themes between structures and rolling stock, the subject of our "Late August" Gallery is 'Tank Cars'.

Let's see what you have in your photo collection - either model or prototype.

In consideration for those on dial-up, please keep your photos to 80KB or smaller.

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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/16/2008 :  08:44:34 AM  Show Profile
Just a reminder to you On30 guys, those neat wooden water cars qualify!!!


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engineerkyle
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Posted - 08/16/2008 :  10:22:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage
Tank cars I've got.







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Chester
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Posted - 08/16/2008 :  4:06:40 PM  Show Profile
I hope intermodal will do. These UP Bulktainer chemical tank transports are offered in HO scale by American Limited Hobbies.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/16/2008 :  4:41:48 PM  Show Profile
That's a nice fleet of tank cars you have, Kyle.

Chester, intermodal is just fine.

Here is my "classic" Varney tank car.




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Rick
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Posted - 08/16/2008 :  5:35:16 PM  Show Profile
It's been way too long since I last posted a pic.

Here's an old tank car on the Maine Narrow Gauge RR that I took at the Narrow Gauge convention in Portland, ME.




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slimrails
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Posted - 08/16/2008 :  6:07:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage
Here's a couple of narrow gauge tank cars that I put together. One is a Precison Scale HOn3 frameless tank car built from a kit, the other is an On3 framless tank car built from a Grandt Line kit. The third was built from a Tichy kit.







Edited by - slimrails on 08/16/2008 6:30:38 PM

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desertdrover
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Posted - 08/16/2008 :  7:22:24 PM  Show Profile
The Burlington Northern used these type of fuel tankers out west, these, known as, "fuel tenders" were used between locomotives to extend mileage between fill-ups.






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Miles
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Posted - 08/17/2008 :  03:13:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Miles's Homepage
Louis, weren't these retired due to extreme frame stress from being between the locomotives?

What's the cryptic slogan supposed to mean that's written on the side? The "black diamond"? (Do they mean coal?)

Here's an unusual tank car: a Pfaulder 50' Milk Reefer-Tank. *(There's a stainless steel tank inside the reefer body, if I'm not mistaken.)



With a warm thanks to Peter for selling me the "clean" model that I weathered.



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Rick
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Posted - 08/17/2008 :  06:25:56 AM  Show Profile
A tank car in the contest room at the Portland, ME NG Convention.




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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/17/2008 :  07:48:39 AM  Show Profile
Rick,

I love that tank on the flat car. Good to see you posting pictures again!



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cnj999
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Posted - 08/17/2008 :  07:58:04 AM  Show Profile
With regard to "unusual" tank cars, how about this early Red Ball Monsanto acid tank car? I don't think that there are too many of these guys still slogging out the miles on HO pikes these days.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/17/2008 :  08:35:22 AM  Show Profile
John,

That is a neat (and unusual) tank car!



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MikeC
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Posted - 08/17/2008 :  10:06:36 AM  Show Profile
I don't have too many tank cars (which is something I need to rectify!). But I do have a couple. Here is one, which many of you have already seen.








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desertdrover
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Posted - 08/17/2008 :  10:23:10 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Miles

What's the cryptic slogan supposed to mean that's written on the side? The "black diamond"? (Do they mean coal?)

It's all Greek to me but it's part of the Fallen Flags thing. Lehigh Valley started the slogan “The Route of the Black Diamond” (anthracite coal) the 1,100 mile route in the Northeast. “Route of the Black Diamond,” The train operated between New York and Buffalo and is most well known after receiving streamlining in 1940. Due to stiff competition and slower running times than other railroads the LV, a marginal railroad during most of the 20th century, bowed out of the passenger business by the early 1960s. Today, the Black Diamond is long gone along most of the LV’s main line to Buffalo.
How Burlington Northern came to using this slogan, I have no idea. Way to many changes in the railroads for me to keep up with. To many change of hands went on during the fallen flag days.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 08/17/2008 :  10:33:03 AM  Show Profile
I hope this is considered a tank car, it's a logging water car, made from an old MDC slant tender mounted onto a flatcar, and Cal Scale waterpump and hose reels added.






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