YesterYear Models, Y4604C-04, HO Scale, 8,000 Gallon Tank Car, Canton, Growers Express, #8508
Details about how the Canton Tank Car Co.
|Rail ID||Company||Dates of Operations|
|CTTX||Canton Tank Car Co||7/1930-7/1935|
Details about the Box-car history: The ACF® 8,000 Gallon Type 27 Tank Car was one of the most popular standard design riveted tank cars of the first half of the twentieth century. ACF® built more than 1,800 of these cars for a wide variety of customers in the petroleum, chemical, and food industries. Virtually every bulk liquid or gas of the era was shipped in these cars (and its similar 10,000-gallon brother). Typical products included petroleum, acids, alcohol, propane, ammonia, molasses, and vegetable oil.
Specifications: Underframe general design: 2 – 13" channel center sills with riveted top plate, 4 – 7" channel side sills (bolsters to end sills), 2 – 9" channel end sills to form the structure. Underframe width of 9'-3" for cars 10,000 gal. or smaller. Wood running boards (1 ⅞" x 11¾" wide) and side dome platforms (often 1 ⅞ " x 7½" wide x 4' or longer). Standard underframe lengths (some changed over time). Standard tank designs with 3 courses, 2 courses for small capacity cars. Standard tank diameters and lengths for common sizes (6,000 to 10,000 gallon @ 1,000 gallon increments). Handrails 1 ¼" O.D. pipe. 30" diameter domes on most 103A/103B acid cars.