New Paint Schemes & Road Numbers!

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Propane or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is both a naturally occurring product and a by-product of the refining process. During the 1940s, the petroleum industry began marketing LPG as a cleaner and more efficient fuel than the existing coal and oil. Transporting LPG requires specially designed high-pressure tank cars. During the early 40s the only ACF tank car that qualified was the 10,500 gallon high-pressure tank car. After the war, ACF set out to design a whole new car for the emerging industry. As a result the 11,000 gallon tank car was introduced by ACF in 1947. Many thousands were built up through the mid-1950s.

The Atlas model faithfully reproduces this late steam/early diesel era tank car in two versions (with and without platform rails). The cars with top platform rails were used where there was no elevated loading/unloading facility. The cars without the top platform rails were often specified for customers that had access to elevated loading and unloading facilities.

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Standard MSRP:
$39.95
Undecorated MSRP: $32.95
Estimated Delivery:
3rd Quarter 2016

Features:

  • Finely molded handrails
  • Tank fittings and safety placards
  • 50-ton friction-bearing trucks with AccuMate® couplers
  • Accurate painting and lettering
  • Platform where appropriate
AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.
Item# Road Name Road Number
HO 11,000 Gallon Tank Car w/o Platform
20 002 634 Undecorated without platform -
New Paint Schemes!
20 003 734  Gas-Oil Products (Gray/Red/Black) 201
20 003 735 Gas-Oil Products (Gray/Red/Black) 202
20 003 736  Propane Gas Service (PGSX) (Black/White) 101
20 003 737  Propane Gas Service (PGSX) (Black/White) 103
HO 11,000 Gallon Tank Car w/ Platform - New Road Numbers!
20 002 640 Undecorated with platform -
20 003 738 Union Tank Car (UTLX) (Black/Yellow) 96264
20 003 739 Union Tank Car (UTLX) (Black/Yellow) 96270
New Paint Schemes!
20 003 740 Gem Automatic Gas Co. (Black/White) 202
20 003 741 Gem Automatic Gas Co. (Black/White) 207
20 003 742 Jefferson Chemical* (Silver/Blue/Black) 32248
20 003 743 Jefferson Chemical* (Silver/Blue/Black) 32255
20 003 744 Pyrofax Gas (Black/White) 2511
20 003 745 Pyrofax Gas (Black/White) 2514
20 003 746 Superior Propane* (Yellow/Red/Black) 55172
20 003 747 Superior Propane* (Yellow/Red/Black) 55177

* Paint scheme is accurate for 11,000 gallon tank cars built by a manufacturer other than ACF

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