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Tangent Scale Models 13014-01 HO General American 8000 Gallon Acid Welded Tank Car Diamond Chemical GATX #54581 Diamond Chemical 1952+ Scheme NIB RTR



 
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Tangent Scale Models 13014-01 HO General American 8000 Gallon Acid Welded Tank Car Diamond Chemical GATX #54581 Diamond Chemical 1952+ Scheme NIB RTR
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  • Tangent Scale Models 13014-01 HO General American 8000 Gallon Acid Welded Tank Car Diamond Chemical GATX #54581 Diamond Chemical 1952+ Scheme NIB RTR

    Following World War II, specialized liquid shippers requested new special duty tank cars, and General American Transportation Corporation met their demands by producing specific-service cars such as this 8,000 gallon acid service tank car. At the same time, General American switched from a riveted underframe and riveted tank design to a welded underframe and tank. While General American’s factory in Sharon PA manufactured at least three different post-war versions of 8,000 gallon acid all-welded tank cars, these specific prototypes were produced between 1949 and 1960. Like all Tangent Scale Models offerings, these tank cars had long service lives, lasting well into the 1980s in revenue service. Acid service tank cars were commonly-seen nationwide, providing transportation for strong chemical compounds, such as hydrochloric (muriatic), hydrofluoric, phosphoric, and sulfuric acids. Acid tank cars were rubber-lined, featured one percent expansion domes on the top, and did not have bottom tank outlets.

    GATX “Diamond Chemical 1952+” in the striking black scheme with Diamond Chemical logo on the side, complete with the red diamond. The car also includes a spelled-out “Diamond Chemicals” and “Diamond Alkali Company Cleveland Ohio.”

    -Distinctive small expansion dome at the top
    -Top “see-through” safety walkway
    -Side safety walkway with “see-through” safety tread
    -Accurate painting and printing
    -Tangent 50 ton ASF cast steel spring plank trucks
    -CNC-Machined 33″ wheels
    -Kadee couplers

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