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NYC 899999 'Tank' Car (why?????)
« on: March 13, 2018, 09:28:07 AM »
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So.. this was a thing..

@Bluford Craig .. here's a scheme for ya..



From
http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/NYC-MODELS-FREIGHT2.htm

... I'm trying to figure out the problem they were trying to solve with this?.. At first I was thinking dual purpose seasonal use like BN's 'Bopper'?
But there is also reference to 899998 a rectangular tank car that was not built. 

Were they trying to increase cubic volume using a square tank and an open hopper was the easiest car (structurally) to convert as a test bed?

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Re: NYC 899999 'Tank' Car (why?????)
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 10:27:00 AM »
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The chimney makes me think camp stove for the hobos.
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Re: NYC 899999 'Tank' Car (why?????)
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 10:29:53 AM »
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Does anyone have an ORER from the era handy?

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Re: NYC 899999 'Tank' Car (why?????)
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 10:43:44 AM »
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Does anyone have an ORER from the era handy?

1966 ORER

'Fuel oil car, interior lining"

Listed as a covered hopper.

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Re: NYC 899999 'Tank' Car (why?????)
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 04:46:50 PM »
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Well, that explains the stove.
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Re: NYC 899999 'Tank' Car (why?????)
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 02:14:08 AM »
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~Ian:  Or the MILW/BCOL "plug door covered hoppers", designed to carry grain one way and lumber the other.  They built 2 of them - not identical.  As far as I know they worked, but were no others were built.
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Re: NYC 899999 'Tank' Car (why?????)
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 09:23:23 AM »
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1966 ORER

'Fuel oil car, interior lining"

Listed as a covered hopper.

Jason

Bunker fuel for ships?

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Re: NYC 899999 'Tank' Car (why?????)
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 12:04:30 PM »
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Curious, that third image from 1965 looks as though it's covered in spray foam. So, the contents either needed to be kept cool or warm. The stove pipe suggests warm, but perhaps it was a genny to run a refrigerator? Golly, this is a strange beast...
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Re: NYC 899999 'Tank' Car (why?????)
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 12:40:10 PM »
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Curious, that third image from 1965 looks as though it's covered in spray foam. So, the contents either needed to be kept cool or warm. The stove pipe suggests warm, but perhaps it was a genny to run a refrigerator? Golly, this is a strange beast...

My bet would be that this car was designed to move heavy oil (or something similar) that needed to be warmed to move easily. That'd explain the insulation (like the later PRR "woolie" ore cars and the eventual addition of a heater.