tank cars on the ACL in the late 1950sgreenspun.com : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread
thanks to Larry and Aaron for helping me with my other questions,
Which/what tank cars were commonly found on the ACL in the late 1950s?
-- matt strickland (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 14, 2005
If you're speaking of revenue tank car movements, there weren't that many where I grew up on the ex-AB&C, although there could have been more chemical or oil movements elsewhere on the system. The late 50s would have seen the shorter, 8,000 and 10,000 gallon cars owned by SHPX, UTLX, and the like. What I did see a lot of were ACL company diesel fuel cars, which were mostly second-hand tank cars, again 8,000 and 10,000 gallon sizes. ACL had 2 general types, older riveted cars with AAR trucks and newer welded cars with roller bearing trucks.
-- Larry Goolsby (email@example.com), February 14, 2005.