Z-train and Oil Cans

BuddyBurton Aug 31, 2015

  1. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Two comments:

    That stack train, with one up front and one pushing- Is it empties? Or is this down grade so no need for much power?

    Also, one thing I am noticing about almost all oil trains I have seen is the tank cars are fairly clean. Older photos, they seem to usually eventually show at least some spillage up by the dome..
     
  3. TwinDad

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    I would think modern EPA regulations would frown quite heavily upon leaks of any sort... much more so than in years past. It wouldn't surprise me if the maintenance, loading/unloading, and cleaning requirements of those tanks are quite strict...
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    I'm certain you are correct. But total absence of any stains is just interesting to note, after what I knew only a few decades back.
     
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