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  Heated railroad tank car - Patent 4603733
A heated tank such as in a railroad tank car has a heat exchanger spaced from the bottom of the car to define a dead air space to insulate the heat exchanger from the bottom.
Approximately 4/5ths to 5/6ths of the subject tank car is empty before any portion of the heat system (heat exchange units) is exposed to the atmosphere in the tank, as opposed to the prior art internal pipe coils and external coils which are completely exposed when the tank car is 7/8ths empty.
The conventional tank car 10 may be converted to the heated tank car of this invention by first removing a portion of all of the ends or heads 20 and 22.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4603733.html   (5377 words)

 Heated railroad tank car - Patent 4476788
The heated tank system of claim 11, wherein the plurality of spaced-apart baffle plates are interconnected by drainage tubing slanting toward the outlet of said heat exchanger means, said drainage tubing communicated with two or more passages between said baffle plates; whereby said drainage tubing facilitates the draining of condensate from said passages.
The heated tank system of claim 21 wherein the inner end of each of said heat exchanger units is positioned lower than the outer end of the heat exchanger unit and wherein the discharge valve assembly is positioned at the inner ends of said units.
The heated tank system of claim 49, wherein the inlet and outlet of each of said heat exchanger units are positioned at the inner end of the respective unit outwardly of the container outlet.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4476788.html   (7163 words)

 Sumpter Valley Railway Sumpter Oregon Help Restore Caboose Number 3
The new tank car #5 was used for hauling fuel oil into the woods, and apparently ended its days as the Camp 45 fire car before the West Side shut down its narrow gauge railroad in the early 1960’s.
Tank car #5 was purchased, along with several other West Side cars and Heisler #3, for use on the Roaring Camp and Big Trees tourist railroad located in Felton, CA.
Tank car #5 was in a fragile state, with the rotting flat car literally falling apart while being unloaded from a flat bed trailer.
www.svry.com /oiltankcarnumber5/oiltankcar53.htm   (1279 words)

 Tank car - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The interior of the car is usually lined with a material to isolate the car's structure from the contents, such as glass.
A vinegar car is a specialized type of tank car designed to transport vinegar.
The largest tank car ever placed into regular service, UTLX #83699, was rated at 50,000 (189,200 l) gallons, and is now on display at the Galveston Railroad Museum -- first hit the rails in 1963 and remained in service for over twenty years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tank_car   (1236 words)

 SwRI Spring 2000 Technology Today
In a report addressing a number of tank car accidents, highly visible to the public and identified to be caused by the propagation of fatigue cracks, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reviewed the adequacy of the DOT regulations for the inspection and testing of tank cars.
During the process of assembling a train, cars of all kinds are coupled using an energy absorbing device called a draft gear that transmits the dynamic (impact) longitudinal forces to the car body.
The principal goals of this work are to determine the susceptibility of tank car steels to impact-induced failure, particularly under low temperature conditions, and to determine the low temperature operational characteristics of draft gear typically used on tank cars.
www.swri.org /3pubs/ttoday/spring00/tankcar.htm   (1325 words)

 Tank Car Inspection
When Tank Cars are loaded and prior to shipping, the shipper must determine to the extent practicable, that the tank, safety appurtenances and fittings are in proper condition for the safe transportation of the lading.
The cars may continue in transit only when the inspection indicates that the tank cars are in a safe condition for transportation.
These precautions are not necessary when the car is equipped with a manhole cover which hinges inward or with an inner manhole cover which does not have to be removed to unload the car, and when pressure is relieved by piping vapor into a condenser or storage tank.
www.aidtrain.com /products/AIDTANKDemo/inspect/pages/001/rules.htm   (1340 words)

 Definition of Tank Car Facilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tank Car Facility is defined as an entity that manufactures, repairs, inspects, tests, qualifies, maintains, or modifies a tank car or service equipment to ensure compliance with standard CGSB 43.147 and the TDG Regulations.
A railway vehicle, other than a hopper car, to which a tank, other than a fuel tank that is required for the purpose of supplying fuel for propulsion of the railway vehicle, is permanently attached.
A tank that is permanently attached to a tank car, but does not include the service equipment.
www.tc.gc.ca /tdg/containers/tankcarfacilities/definition.htm   (393 words)

 e-Train - TCA, Toy Trains, Train Collectors Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I'm still waiting for an Esso or Exxon tank car from Lionel, but I guess I'll have to get the one MTH is putting out later this year.
It was a flat car with wooden banded tubes mounted on top, capable of carrying 3,500 gallons of crude oil on the Oil Creek and Warren and Franklin Railroads in Pennsylvania.
A leader in technological developments to increase efficiency and safety in transportation of fluids for over 100 years, Union Tank Car is the largest tank car lessor in North America (It is still controlled by the Rockefellers!).
www.tcamembers.org /articles/tickets/tankcar   (752 words)

 Tank Swapping - Car Craft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While a buddy or a jack holds the fuel tank in position, use a ratchet with a 9/16-inch socket to remove the two fuel tank-retaining strap bolts located at the front of the tank up near the underside of the trunk floorpan.
With the fuel tank straps removed, carefully lower the fuel tank a few inches, then reach atop the tank and disconnect the fuel level sending unit's input wire by pulling the connector straight up (for GM applications).
The Spectra Premium fuel tank comes with a new fuel pickup retaining ring that simply slips on and is then tapped (using a screwdriver and a hammer) into the tank's retaining nubs.
www.carcraft.com /techarticles/116_9901_chev/index.html   (631 words)

 Tank Car Mixers Product Line and Solutions (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A tank car mixer is used to blend contents of a tank car directly in the car, rapidly and efficiently.
Akzo Nobel uses the tank car mixers to speed the unloading of in-bound raw materials by as much as 50%.
The tank car mixers are furnished with heating coils, which melt the tallow, allowing the product to circulate throughout the tank.
www.clevelandmixer.com.cob-web.org:8888 /products/tank-car-mixers/default.html   (439 words)

 Strange Vehicles: Tank Car (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Owned by the popular and charasmatic American chat show host, Jay Leno, the 'Tank Car' is one of the most powerful cars on the planet.
The Blastolene Special, built by Randy Grubb, is powered by a 29 litre WWII M47 Patton tank engine, hence the name, obviously.
All this power is run through an Allison HD4060 6 speed automatic gearbox, giving the 9 tonne Tank Car a 0-60 sprint time of 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph.
www.diseno-art.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/strange_vehicles/tank_car.html   (99 words)

 Tank Car Traffic
In our 1946-59 era of interest, tank cars were primarily used for transporting gasoline, road oils, fuel oils, asphalt, crude oil, chemicals, acids and manufactured liquids (such as inks, dyes, glues, vinegar, etc.).
Now, the tank car traffic on our model railways will chiefly be representing the movement of refined petroleum products from originating points to the retail fuel company facilities on our layouts.
Tank cars lived a simple existence; they were loaded at the source, shipped to a dealer for unloading, then returned to the source for another load.
www.canadianbranchline.com /tankcar.htm   (1053 words)

 Tank vs. Crank - Features - Car and Driver - December 2004
A few inquiries revealed that the car is not the work of Jesse James, Boyd Coddington, or even ExxonMobil, but one Randy Grubb, a glass artist from Grants Pass, Oregon.
Thus, we have a tank-powered car conceived by a glass artist and owned by a celebrity with a world-famous chin.
Gannod was the first to hear the story pitch involving a major star, a tank-powered car, a tank-powered M1A1, and a dramatic race between the two.
www.caranddriver.com /article.asp?section_id=4&article_id=8789&page_number=1   (652 words)

 Tank Car
Describe the use of rail cars and identify the regulatory agencies that effect rail car transportation.
Identify a non-pressure tank car, explain its uses, and describe its construction and safety features.
Identify a pressure tank car, explain its uses, and describe its construction and safety features.
www.dupontert.com /Classes/tank_car.htm   (289 words)

 Tank car safety: the real story Railway Age - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tank cars leaking as a result of a derailment have declined dramatically since the late 1970s as have non-accident releases.
Through the work of the Safety Project, tank cars are now equipped with shelf couplers that prevent car couplers from overriding one another and puncturing cars in a derailment.
They include developing better steels, over-the-road testing to measure the railroad operating forces and their impact on car performance, and investigating the forces generated in derailments to better understand ways to further improve tank car survivability.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1215/is_3_206/ai_n13629184   (753 words)

 Freight and Passenger Cars - Tank Cars
Tank train: Interconnecting tank cars provides shippers with a quick and cost-effective method of moving large volumes of bulk liquids.
Tank cars range in length from 30 to 65 feet, but are limited by regulations to a capacity of 34,500 gallons.
Little of this is evident from the outside however, and the tank car has, if anything, become even simplier and more elegant in appearance over time.
www.alaskarails.org /fp/tankcars.html   (708 words)

 Ensuring Railroad Tank Car Safety
Tank cars are common, representing about one out of every seven rail cars.
Design standards for tank cars are established by the Tank Car Committee of the Association of American Railroads, which consists of technical representatives from railroads, shippers, and tank car builders.
The TRB committee committee that produced this report found that the safety record of tank cars carrying hazardous materials is good and that severe incidents are rare and likely to remain so in the future.
trb.org /news/blurb_detail.asp?ID=2680   (421 words)

 Chemical & Engineering News: Latest News - Shippers, Railroads Differ On Tank Car Design
The danger ruptured tank cars can pose to a community was underscored most recently in January 2005 when a train crash in Graniteville, S.C., released a cloud of chlorine gas, resulting in nine deaths, hundreds of injuries, and extensive property damage.
But shippers of industrial and agricultural chemicals stressed that any changes in tank car design should be based on congressionally mandated research now being conducted by DOT's Volpe National Transportation Center, which is examining the crashworthiness of rail equipment.
Findings from the center's tank car research are expected to be available by early next year.
pubs.acs.org /cen/news/84/i24/8424railtanker.html   (479 words)

 [Tank Car Homepage] : Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These series of cars do not have reporting marks on the top of the tank.
Two models were started using three MDC tank cars by cutting and splicing them together.
A prototype photo is on page 13 of Journal of Railway Tank Cars #5, published by the Society of Freight Car Historians.
tankcarhomepage.railfan.net /p146.htm   (303 words)

 SP Tank Car Platforms - TrainBoard.com
I have read that SP tank cars in the 8000-10000 gallon size (circa 1930-1950) had a dome platform only on the right side of the car.
Tank Car Specifications - No data here either, but it is interesting to note that in 1965 SP had 1000 or so tank cars and SSW had nine (9).
Here is a pic of the tank car with only one dome foot board, and one ladder.
www.trainboard.com /grapevine/showthread.php?p=293811#post293811   (321 words)

 My Classic Car Television with Dennis Gage
As far as the body and chassis are concerned, Jay told us that the vehicle was built as a show car and that it took some fabrication to make it street legal such as rear brakes and a host of frame and suspension reinforcements.
Concerning the body itself, the car is hand-hammered aluminum and features nickel plating on many of the suspension parts.
According to Jay, the car also has an Alison tranny from a Greyhound bus and a Rockwell rear end that does the job considerably well.
www.myclassiccar.com /MCCTV/2004Season/9001/jayleno.shtml   (463 words)

 Can Crush Demo / Tank Car Crush Demo
The most common (and commonly collapsed) railcar is the DOT 111A100 class or commonly called a "general purpose" tank car.
These cars are rated to a test pressure of 100 psig and a minimum burst pressure of 500 psig.
For comparison purposes the "heaviest" pressure car commonly used is a 105J500, rated to a test pressure of 500 psig and a minimum burst of 1250 psig.
www.delta.edu /slime/cancrush.html   (574 words)

 Leno’s Tank Car Gets Twin Turbos - Popular Mechanics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tank Girl: Leno's tank car is a mean machine.
If you’re a fan of Jay Leno’s Garage, you probably remember his tank car, a King Kong sized, 9500-lb.
He certainly knows the right people with the brains to build such a car, so lets see if he and his friends can accomplish what the American people have been told cannot be done for years.
www.popularmechanics.com /blogs/automotive_news/3446196.html   (1126 words)

 NMRA - Athearn Tank Car
Fasten the trucks to the bolsters and see if the couplers are too low by using a coupler gauge or another car you know has the correct height couplers.
In the case of this tank car the frame and trucks and couplers were at the correct height without needing to add washers between the trucks and bolster, so 2 or 3 swipes with the file to reduce the stud were in order.
Put the top of the tank in place and put the longest screw up from the bottom into the middle hole in the frame.
www.nmra.org /beginner/a_tnkcar.html   (840 words)

 Air 6-6 Fills Cylinders At Tank Car Leak In Lanc. City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lancaster City Fire Department and Lancaster County Hazmat Team were dispatched Monday November 14 at 2:32 p.m., to the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks at Dillerville Road for a leaking rail tank car.
After a water supply was established, firefighters advanced two hose lines to the leaking tank car to protect the haz mat entry team in the event the flammable volatile liquid ignited.
After all fire suppression precautions were in place, haz mat technician and tank car specialist Lieutenant Jason Wingenroth climbed atop the tank car and secured the leaking valve under the dome cover and stopped the flow of the liquid.
www.ltfd.org /artman/publish/article_124.shtml   (437 words)

 MGM Tank Car Company - Manufacturing Tank Car Products for the Railroad Industry
MGM Tank Car Co. is a division of the Metal Goods Manufacturing Company, our products, people and reputation as a quality manufacturer are not new!
All three MGM divisions are linked to this website as are many of our friends, customers and suppliers in the tank car industry.
The MGM Tank Car Co. division is what this website is all about…it is dedicated entirely to the railroad tank car industry that Metal Goods Manufacturing has served for the past six decades.
www.mgmtankcar.com   (252 words)

 Car Crushing Tank Car Crushing Vouchers car Crushing Days Tanks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It was for his father who had a passion for pigs, the relevance to this i couldn’t under stand at the time, although it was early They had kept it a secret from him and even on arrival he wasn’t sure what he was doing, for a moment he suspected water sking..
The weather looked dodgy and we had a bid day, with the spectators who all need transporting about to the various stands i reckoned the head count was 135.All you could hear was exited laughter as people booked in and were having rides in hagglunds.
We had a phone call from Canada, a chap called Brian and his family were coming to the uk for a vacation and wanted to a car crush, Like on Orange county chopper.
www.tanks-alot.co.uk /crush_a_car.htm   (493 words)

 Fat, Fast Bastard: Twin Turbos for Leno's Tank Car - Jalopnik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Secret cars, concept cars, flying cars, vintage cars, tricked-out cars, red cars, fl cars, blonde cars – sometimes, cars just because of the curve of a hood.
I like this project because of the purity of intention: This addition of not one but two turbochargers to something already aptly named "Tank car" is not a result of one-upmanship, ego, making up for shortcomings elsewhere, or any of that crap.
The "Tank Car" is seriously something to be marveled at.
www.jalopnik.com /cars/jay-leno/fat-fast-bastard-twin-turbos-for-lenos-tank-car-190927.php   (672 words)

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