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5th Generation Texian
not too uncommon down here...reinforced ends, buckeye trucks. Note end platform.


5th Generation Texian
Interesting cars Ken. Any idea what the tank handles that requires six axles?

didn't snag a pic of the placard, so i'm not sure. But I believe these are dedicated service and as such always carry the same stuff. Not too unusual down here, it being the Chemical Coast and's going to be heavy, very hazardous and possibly flammable to warrant these precautions.
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Jon Bentz

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I used to see tank cars like that plus some with 4 trucks with span bolsters going through Columbus Ohio back in the '70's. Big and very heavy. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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