I’ve got gas

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Freight Car Friday

On Monday, I discussed the joys of discovering Bell-Gaz Propane – a prototype industry that I plan to model on the layout. Seems only fitting then to feature the LPG Tank Car this Freight Car Friday.

The 33,900 gallon tank car is one of the largest standard tank cars used today. While Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Anhydrous Ammonia are the two most common commodities, they are also used to transport butadiene, isoprene and gasoline. These cars can be seen regularly in mixed manifest freight trains throughout North America. They travel singly or in large blocks between producers and distributors

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This is a tough (and expensive) car to find and I am always on the lookout at the shows to add a couple of them to my layout.

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