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Atlas 1096-3 HO Solvay Process Division ACF 11,000 Gallon Tank Car

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Manufacturer: Atlas
Brand: Master Line Rolling Stock
Part Number: 1096-3
Scale: HO Scale
Reporting Mark: SPX
Road Name: Solvay Process Division
Car Type: ACF 11,000 Gallon Tank Car
Color: Green and silver
Scheme:
Road Number: 8816
Circa:
Released Date: December 2010
Retired Date:  
Built / Shopped Date: /
Retail Price: $30.95
Availability: Out of Stock
Notes: 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.
Features: Finely molded handrails
Tank fittings and safety placards
50-ton friction-bearing trucks with AccuMate® couplers
Accurate painting and lettering
Platform where appropriate
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