Tank Cars American Car & Foundry Company 1865-1955  by Edward S Kaminski w DJ

Tank Cars American Car & Foundry Company 1865-1955 by Edward S Kaminski w DJ

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Tank Cars American Car & Foundry Company 1865-1955 by Edward S Kaminski w DJ
Tank Cars American Car & Foundry Company 1865-1955  by Edward S Kaminski with dust jacket Copyright 2003    264 pages indexed
Tank cars began to be built in significant numbers after the Civil War. This book shows many examples of the production of a major builder of these cars, American Car & Foundry, from 1865 until 1955. (In later years, tank car technology underwent major changes.)
The gradual introduction of standards of construction greatly influenced the appearance of tank cars, though in all eras cars were built to customer specifications for specific uses and cargoes. AC&F had its own standards for underframes, named by the year of their design, such as Type 4 (1904), Type 21 (1921), etc. Cars of these types and many custom designs are all shown in this book.
Tank cars carried many cargoes, from water and petroleum to wine, chemicals and solvents, edible oils, asphalt, printing ink, liquid latex, acids, and liquified gasses such as chlorine, ammonia, and propane. Special linings for certain cargoes, differing arrangements of domes and outlets, pressurized tanks and insulated jackets, all contributed to the distinctiveness of individual tank cars. Examples of these and many more cargo-carrying types of cars are shown here.
With 514 photographs and 28 drawings of complete cars and of car parts, this book provides extensive coverage and information about the tank car from American Car & Foundry. Any freight car enthusiast is sure to enjoy it.

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