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Paul Uhland

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2019, 02:42:21 AM »
Will this be rebuilt as a tank car, or a flatcar?
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2019, 10:58:52 AM »
Will this be rebuilt as a tank car, or a flatcar?

Mike posted this yesterday in this thread:

It will be rebuilt as car 14, with the smaller tank as it came from Edaville.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2019, 12:55:58 PM »
So, will the new rebuilt flat car be 28 or 30 feet long?  And what will the car number be?

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2019, 04:08:53 AM »
I think that kerosene came first, didn't it Mike? So gasolene was the more logical spelling. I wonder how it came to be gasoline. Are there any petroleum industry experts on the Forum who can give a reason?

Any members of our forum who remember the comic strip "Gasoline Alley"?

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2019, 04:14:18 AM »
I should have checked via Wikipedia before asking. Just did so, belatedly, and found it's still going, although by a successor cartoonist.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2019, 11:41:18 AM »
Yes Steve. They shipped Kerosene first. I am not sure when the gasolene shipments started, but in 1920 the larger tank was put in service by Sonoco, but I am not sure if that means the oil dealer bought the tanks and had them installed or if the Railroad did it.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2019, 12:39:09 PM »
Yes Steve. They shipped Kerosene first. I am not sure when the gasolene shipments started, but in 1920 the larger tank was put in service by Sonoco, but I am not sure if that means the oil dealer bought the tanks and had them installed or if the Railroad did it.

I have come across reports in The Bridgton News of tanks being built in 1907, I believe. I will have to check my notes on the year.

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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2019, 01:16:13 PM »
I think you are right. They started hauling with the small tank on '01, and then upgraded the tanks in Bridgton (I forget the dealers name) with a vertical tank.
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Re: B&SR tank car rebuild
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2019, 08:11:28 PM »
Mike,

You are correct, the year was 1901, not 1907. I should have checked my notes first. The Standard Oil agent was Charles E. Gleason. An article from February reported the tank was to be built at Bridgton Jct. Plans must have changed, as the next mention of an oil tank was in November, at which time it was reported that the tank would be built on the hillside south of the B&SR frieght sheds in Bridgton. An "oil car" was also mentioned to deliver the oil from the junction. Construction of the tank began in late November. Apparently, it was not built on site, but moved into position, as a December 20th article mentions the tank being "placed in position". The first tank car delivery to Bridgton was reported on December 27th.

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